Coroner: Salem man dies from heart condition, not crash - FOX Carolina 21

Coroner: Salem man dies from heart condition, not crash

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The coroner says a Salem man's heart condition led to a crash along Stamp Creek Road on Saturday. (June 10, 2012/FOX Carolina) The coroner says a Salem man's heart condition led to a crash along Stamp Creek Road on Saturday. (June 10, 2012/FOX Carolina)
SALEM, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The coroner said a Salem man's heart condition led to a crash along Stamp Creek Road on Saturday.

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said 82-year-old Lyle Shoot had reportedly complained of chest pains and slumped over the steering wheel of his car around 5:45 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities said the vehicle ran off the road and hit a tree along Stamp Creek Road near the Keowee Key development. Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said Shoot died on scene.

Lynn Shoot, 78, was also in the car at the time. She was taken by helicopter to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Addis said an autopsy was conducted Sunday on Shoot and determined that he died of a dissecting aortic aneurysm due to cardiovascular disease and he was not fatally injured in the crash.

Shoot's death was ruled accidental and was not considered a traffic death, Addis said. Shoot's wife was a passenger in the car and was injured in the crash.

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