Autopsy: Man who crashed van into SW Side building died naturally

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A west suburban man who crashed a van into a building late Saturday in the Southwest Side Garfield Ridge neighborhood died naturally, an autopsy Monday revealed.

David Scudamore, 64, was driving a minivan northbound about 11:50 p.m. when it struck a building in the 4900 block of South Cicero, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Scudamore, of the 700 block of North Washington Avenue in Batavia, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, the medical examiner’s office said.

An autopsy Monday found Scudamore died of coronary atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, and his death was ruled natural, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Police had said previously it appeared he suffered from a medical event prior to the crash.

Three women in the van were taken to Stroger Hospital, where they were all treated and released, police said.

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