Medical event may have preceded Oregon deputy’s fatal crash
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy who died in a car accident may have suffered a medical episode.
The Corvallis Gazette-Times reported Tuesday that 42-year-old Brent Iverson died in a single-vehicle crash south of Philomath Monday.
Undersheriff Greg Ridler says there was “probably a medical event before the crash.”
The sheriff’s office says the 11-year veteran was off-duty around 7:30 p.m. when his pickup truck went off a road in the area 41 miles (66 kilometers) north of Eugene.
Undersheriff Greg Ridler says Iverson’s son was a passenger in the truck, but was uninjured in the accident, which was not high-impact.
Ridler says witnesses performed CPR, but Iverson was unresponsive.
The Oregon State Police is investigating.
Information from: Gazette-Times, http://www.gtconnect.com