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