Police: Driver dies after a medical episode in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Fla. — The Melbourne Police Department said a man died after experiencing a medical episode that caused him to crash into a tree.


Police said that, at around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, officers had responded to the area of Parkway Drive and Croton Road for a single-vehicle crash.

Officials said upon arrival, they discovered that the driver of a 2012 Nissan Frontier had possibly suffered a medical episode while driving.

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The 81-year-old Gary Hurd died several hours later at Melbourne Regional Medical Center, police said.

Investigators said the Nissan Frontier was traveling westbound on Parkway Drive, approaching Croton Road.

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According to police, the car drove off the roadway to the right and hit a standing tree at the northwest corner of the intersection.

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Beatriz Oliveira, WFTV.com

Beatriz Oliveira is a Content Creator for WFTV.com.