Man dead in crash may have had medical condition

Posted at 5:33 PM, Jan 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-17 17:35:02-05

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating whether a northwest Ohio man involved in a fatal crash may have had a medical condition.

The patrol said 53-year-old Todd J. Reber of Milan died at around 9 a.m. Saturday after what may have been a heart attack. Neither drugs nor alcohol was suspected.

Authorities said Reber had just gotten into his pick-up truck at a Perkins Township business and begun to cross the parking lot when he appeared to lose control.

The truck struck three parked vehicles -- two other pick-ups and an SUV-- hit a concrete barrier, hopped a curb and dropped about a foot-and-a-half onto Perkins Road. It continued across the road and struck another obstacle before coming to rest.

An investigation into the accident is continuing.