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Coroner: Driver likely had heart trouble before crash

Liz Evans Scolforo, 505-5429/@LizScolforoYD

A driver who crashed into a utility pole Tuesday morning on North George Street in York City likely died of a sudden cardiac event prior to the crash, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

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Albert Richards, 68, of York Haven, was taken to York Hospital after the crash and was pronounced dead there at 10:25 a.m., according to a news release from the coroner's office.

No autopsy is planned, the release states.

For at least six hours after the 9:50 a.m. crash, southbound traffic was restricted to one lane on North George Street between Parkway Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue, as work crews replaced or shored up a utility pole damaged in the crash.

York City Police said no other vehicles were involved and no one else was hurt.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.