(Switzerland County, Ind.) – A man died of a heart attack suffered prior to a car crash Saturday in Switzerland County.
Sheriff Roy Leap says the single-vehicle accident occurred on State Road 156 in Jefferson Township about three miles East of Vevay at approximately 4:35 p.m. When first responders arrived, William Beach, 62, of Vevay, was found unresponsive inside the vehicle.
Beach was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner.
On Monday, results of an autopsy performed at Dearborn County Hospital determined that Beach died of a heart attack before the crash. The autopsy findings are preliminary.
Other units assisting at the crash scene were Indiana State Police, Vevay Police Department, East Enterprise Fire Department and Switzerland County EMS.