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Santa Rosa Man Found Dead in Car That Crashed Into House

The man may have suffered a medical emergency prior to crashing into a home, authorities say.

A man who was found dead in his car after it crashed into a house in Santa Rosa this morning is believed to have suffered a medical emergency, a police sergeant said.

The Sonoma County coroner's office has identified the man as 68-year-old Richard Burton McMurry, of Santa Rosa.

Sgt. Lance Badger said the vehicle crashed into a home in the 2900 block of Spring Street Drive near Franquette Avenue in east Santa Rosa around 5 a.m.

The driver, who was alone in the car, was found unconscious and medical responders were unable to revive him, Badger said.

McMurry was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:16 a.m. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, a coroner's office spokeswoman said.

The occupants of the home were not injured.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the driver had suffered a medical emergency prior to the accident, Badger said.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to call Officer Shaun Spiegle at (707) 543-3636

--- Bay City News

Reginald "Rex" Henderson September 21, 2012 at 03:23 AM
I am not certain why this is "local" to our town.

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