Autopsy results for Pasco crash show man suffered a seizure
PASCO, Wash. -- Autopsy results for a Pasco man who crashed his Mustang into a special needs school bus in East Pasco Wednesday afternoon show that he suffered an epileptic seizure behind the wheel.
Franklin County Coroner, Dan Blasdel says 29 year old Jeremy Clemmons died of massive head trauma.
One student, an aide and the bus driver were on board. They were not hurt.
Blasdel also says that Clemmons also suffered a seizure behind the wheel in Walla Walla, a day before his fatal crash.
Sgt. Mike Eggleston, with Washington State Patrol in Walla Walla said the crash was classified as non-reportable, because there was not much damage done. Clemmons' friend was with him and was able to grab control of the wheel during the seizure.
Blasdel says Clemmons was taken to Providence St. Mary's Medical Center where doctors put him on medication and advised him not to drive.
"The hospital advised him not to drive, you know if somebody is bent on driving when they shouldn't be, it's pretty difficult to stop them," says Blasdel.
Clemmons was staying at the Tri-Cities Gospel Union Mission since January and he was on disability.
Eggleston says since they learned about the fatal crash in Pasco, the wreck in Walla Walla is being investigated.
In Washington, it is not required by law for police and physicians to report medical conditions to the Department of Licensing.