Ohio Man Died and then Crashed

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Published on April 7 2014 3:45 pm
Last Updated on April 7 2014 3:45 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Authorities say an Ohio man involved in a crash Saturday in Effingham County died, and that led to the crash.

State police say the crash occurred at 11:20am on I-70 westbound, six miles east of Altamont.  A vehicle driven by 48-year-old Paul Drasutis of Defiance, Ohio, ran off the road and into a median where the vehicle was involved in what authorities termed a "minor crash".  

Authorities reaching the scene found Drasutis "unresponsive" and he was later pronounced dead.

Police say the death was not due to the crash, but the other way around.