Swayzee Man Dies in Auto Accident-Apparent Heart Attack
by Sammy Edmonds
posted Jan 20 2014 4:03PM
Authorities believe a Swayzee man died from a heart attack before crashing his vehicle into a parked car Tuesday night.
Swayzee Town Marshal Mike Jones says 64-year-old Roger Carpenter of Swayzee was traveling along West Adams Street when he lost control of his pick-up truck and collided with a parked car.
Jones says Carpenter was not breathing when Swayzee police and E-M-T’s arrived. They performed C-P-R before transporting him to Marion General Hospital where he was pronounced dead just before 9 p-m.
An autopsy is schedule for today, but officials believe Carpenter suffered a heart attack before the crash.