|Seizure may have led to man's death in car crash|
|Written by Chris Case|
|Wednesday, 05 September 2012 17:51|
Fifty-one-year-old Thomas R. Bruns, of Cuba, died Sunday when the vehicle he was driving ran off the roadway and struck a tree. The crash occurred on Missouri Highway 19 at Beldon Avenue.
Authorities believe the man may have suffered a health condition that contributed to the crash. Crawford County Coroner Paul Hutson said on Tuesday he had ordered an autopsy to be performed and that Bruns had a history of seizures, but Hutson did not have sufficient evidence to say whether or not it was a seizure that caused Bruns to lose control of his vehicle.
“I’m waiting on the autopsy report, which should tell us more and give us a better idea of what may have happened,” Hutson told the Cuba Free Press on Tuesday afternoon.
Bruns was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. The wreck also involved a second car driven by Rodger Bridgeman Sr. Bridgeman, whose vehicle was rear-ended by Bruns, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Coroner Hutson pronounced Bruns dead at the scene. The Cuba Police Department investigated the crash.