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Man dies from medical issue following crash at coast

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YACHATS, OR (KPTV) -

A man who was initially responsive after crashing into a ditch on the Oregon coast later died a short time later.

Troopers responded to a car in a ditch on Highway 101 near Yachats at 7 a.m. Thursday. Police had previously received a driving complaint regarding the same car.

When troopers arrived at the scene, they found a car driven by George Henck, 84. Police said there was very little damage to his car and he was initially responsive after emergency responders arrived.

As Henck was assisted from his car, he lost consciousness. Emergency crews began life-saving measures, but they were not successful.

Henck was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers and the medical examiner's office are continuing to investigate.

Investigators believe Henck suffered an unknown medical issue not related to driving off the highway into the ditch.

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