Mims man, 78, dies after suffering medical event while driving, troopers say

Incident under investigation in Hidden Lakes

File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT 2020)

HIDDEN LAKES, Fla. – A 78-year-old Mims man died Saturday morning after he suffered a medical event while driving through a residential Brevard County area, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Following the onset of the medical event at 5:23 a.m., as the man drove north on Hog Valley Road in Hidden Lakes, his car left the roadway and came to rest against several bushes, troopers said.

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The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and his passenger was uninjured, according to a news release.

FHP said the crash is still under investigation.


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