An autopsy revealed that a 74-year-old Douglas County man who died Friday in a traffic accident near 28th and Haskell died as the result of blunt trauma sustained in the accident.
Dr. Erik Mitchell, a Topeka forensic pathologist who conducted the autopsy, reported Paul A. Tuley, 1016 E. 1700 Road, may have had some type of heart problem that caused him to lose control of his vehicle before the accident. He had a history of heart problems.
According to the accident report, Tuley was northbound on Haskell when he crossed the center line into the path of a southbound semi-tractor trailer rig.
Although the semi's driver, Roger L. Bracket, 45, Shawnee, swerved to avoid the accident, Tuley's car stuck the left side of the truck's tractor.