Police: Clare County man suffered medical issue, crashed into ditch, died

Published: Oct. 12, 2018 at 1:41 PM EDT
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(10/12/2018) - Police say a Clare County man suffered a medical issue, causing him to crash into a ditch and leading to his death.

Thomas Ruhstorfer, 67, was driving north on Lake Station Avenue north of U.S. 10 in Clare County's Garfield Township around 8 a.m. when the crash happened, according to Michigan State Police investigators.

After Ruhstorfer suffered the medical issue, he went off the road into the ditch, which caused his vehicle to overturn. Police and medical responders tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigators say drugs and alcohol did not appear to caused the medical issue.