Sequim man dies after medical event causes crash

SEQUIM — A Sequim man died of a medical event that had caused him to veer off Lost Mountain Road and hit a tree.

Roger L. Runion, 69, died at Olympic Medical Center of the medical event that prompted the crash just before noon Wednesday, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

Although airbags were deployed for both Runion and his wife, who was a passenger in the Ford Explorer, no serious injures were reported as a result of the crash near the 2000 block of Lost Mountain Road, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Runion was given CPR for his medical problem until medics arrived, but he died later at the hospital, the Sheriff’s Office said.

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