Man dies after Countryside crash

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A 68-year-old man died Sunday, four days after a crash in southwest suburban Countryside.

James Goecks was driving near La Grange Road and 55th Street in Countryside when he suffered a medical event and rear-ended another vehicle at 10:52 p.m. March 9, according to Countryside police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Goecks, of the 600 block of South La Grange Road in La Grange, was taken to Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7:49 a.m. Sunday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy Monday found he died from an injury suffered in the crash, and his death was ruled an accident. Heart disease was listed as a secondary cause of death.

Police said the driver who was rear-ended suffered a minor injury. No charges or citations were filed.

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