Fatal Medical Emergency Leads to Vehicle Crash

On May 25, 2022, at about 1237 hours, Newark Police responded to the intersection of East Delaware Avenue and Haines Street for a report of a vehicle crash involving an unresponsive driver.

Officers arrived to find a very minor property damage collision between the vehicle and a sign post.  EMS personnel from Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company were at the scene treating the driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle.  The driver was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The investigation at the scene determined that the crash occurred due to a medical incident involving the driver becoming unconscious, which resulted in the crash of the vehicle.

The driver was identified as a 57 year-old male from Reading, Massachusetts.