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Coroner: Traffic incident caused after driver died from heart attack at the wheel

(WTVM) -

Muscogee County CoronerBuddy Bryan confirms 56-year-old John Johnson died of a heart attack whiledriving his pick up truck.

It happened on JR Allenpkwy at Gateway Rd. around 5:30 p.m. yesterday, Jan 24. Witnesses say Johnsonwas sitting at a red light when his truck just started rolling.

"It rolled down anembankment, and ended up against a pine tree," says Bryan. "I talked to hissupervisor who says he was a good worker, a hard man, and a family man."

Although the car did hit atree, the Coroner confirms Johnson died of natural causes before the crashhappened.  Eastbound traffic on JR Allenwas backed up as lanes were closed to clear the scene.

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