Man having heart attack dies after trying to drive to hospital

EAGLE, Idaho (KBOI) - A 47-year-old Eagle man died from heart attack that resulted in a crash late Monday evening, the Ada County Sheriff's Office says.

The incident occurred on Eagle Road near Mace Road just before 11:15 p.m. The man was driving south on Eagle Road near the Island Woods subdivision when his SUV veered into oncoming line of traffic, left the east side of the road, drove up and over a grassy hill and collided with a tree.

But the Ada County Coroner says Bruce Hubler of Eagle was trying to drive himself to the hospital while suffering from a heart attack.

Deputies began CPR until paramedics arrived and transported the victim to St. Alphonsus Eagle Health Center where he was pronounced dead just after midnight.

The coroner listed Hubler's death as natural.