Coroner: York Twp. pedestrian dead after cardiac arrest

Jason Addy
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A York Township man died in the hospital Saturday afternoon after falling on the way home from work earlier that morning.

Jacob A. Rudasill, 40, of Iron Stone Hill Road, was found in cardiac arrest by York Area Regional Police around 8:50 a.m. Saturday and was transported to York Hospital, where he was pronounced dead around 3:30 p.m., according to a news release from the York County Coroner’s Office.

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Police were initially dispatched to the intersection of Springwood Road and Pauline Drive in York Township for reports of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle, the release states.

Rudasill might have been leaving his job at the Giant   on Pauline Drive when he had a “medical event” that caused him to fall, according to the coroner’s office.

Witnesses had seen Rudasill walking down Pauline Drive from South York Plaza a few minutes before he was found, according to a news release from York Area Regional Police.

Rudasill suffered some injuries when he fell, but there was no evidence he had been hit by a vehicle, the coroner’s release states.

He was resuscitated at York Hospital, but his condition continued to decline throughout the day Saturday, according to the coroner.

An autopsy was completed Monday at the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, but results are still pending, the coroner said.