Coroner: Auburn HS assistant principal dies of heart attack - WRBL

Coroner: Auburn HS assistant principal dies of heart attack

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Auburn High School's assistant principal died Saturday morning after suffering a heart attack while driving in his car, the Lee Counter coroner says.

Around 11:18a ct, Opelika Police and Fire and East Alabama Medical Center EMS responded to a call of a single vehicle accident at Birmingham Highway and Dunlop Drive. When emergency crews got to the scene, they found Robert Anthony Jeter, 47, behind the wheel clutching his chest.

They were unable to get into the car and had to bust the window. Jeter went into cardiac arrest as they were getting him out of the car. He was rushed to East Alabama Medical Center's emergency room where he would pronounced dead. Witnesses say Jeter appeared to grab his chest as he left the roadway. He was wearing a seatbelt and there were no signs of trauma.

The coroner reports Jeter had fairly extensive heart problems. The accident did not cause his death, which is being blamed on natural causes.


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