A 38-year-old postal worker died tragically in Ohio this week when his truck crashed into a utility pole. Authorities are looking into the incident to determine what happened before the crash.
“Preliminary findings indicate there was a medical emergency prior to the auto accident,” said the Colerain Police Department in a press release.
It explained that Andrew Donisi was found in the vehicle in the area of 2941 W. Galbraith Road Monday at approximately 10:42 a.m. He was extracted from the vehicle and transported to an area hospital.
Donisi was later pronounced dead at Mercy West Hospital.
According to an obituary published by Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home in Lebanon, Ohio, Donisi was a postal worker who “enjoyed reading, playing video games and collecting characters.”
He was preceded in death by his mother, Cheryl Donisi (nee Uehlein), his brother, Gregory Donisi, and grandparents. He is survived by his father, his brother, sister, nieces and a nephew.
“RIP, Mr. Donisi,” said a comment on the Colerain Police Department’s Facebook page. The department said an investigation into the accident was ongoing as of Nov. 15.
Per a 2009 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “the percentage of drivers in crashes precipitated by their medical emergencies while driving are relatively rare.”