Man dies after suffering medical emergency; strikes pole with vehicle

Man dies after suffering medical emergency; strikes pole with vehicle
Police believe the man suffered a medical emergency at the time of the crash.

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield police are investigating a deadly crash where they believe the driver experienced a medical emergency.

Police were called to the intersection of West Huguenot Road, Cranbeck Road and Big Oak Lane around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

William J. Perko, 72, was stopped on Big Oak Lane at a traffic light at West Huguenot Road.

Perko's vehicle slowly rolled across the intersection and hit a light pole at the corner of West Huguenot and Cranbeck roads.

He was found unresponsive and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police believe Perko suffered a medical emergency at the time of the crash.

The investigation into the crash continues.

Anyone with information can call police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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