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Police: Man dies in crash after possible heart attack near Bethpage H.S.

A 60-year-old man, who police believed had a

A 60-year-old man, who police believed had a heart attack behind the wheel, died after he lost control of his car and crashed into a set of bleachers at Bethpage High School, police said. (March 4, 2010) Click here to read more about this accident. Photo Credit: Kevin Imm

A 60-year-old man, who police believed had a heart attack behind the wheel, drove onto a sidewalk, knocked down a fence and crashed into the bleachers at Bethpage High School Thursday afternoon.

Richard Horan of Bethpage, was transported to North Shore-Plainview Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m.

The one-car crash occurred at 5:08 p.m., according to Nassau County police. They said that as Horan drove his 2001 Nissan southbound on Silber Avenue, he apparently went into cardiac arrest at the intersection with Cherry Avenue.

His car then crossed the sidewalk, plowed through the fence and struck the bleachers.

A post-mortem exam is still pending and the car was impounded for safety tests.

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