Man, 82, died of natural causes before multi-vehicle accident

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 4:45 PM
Last updated 7:16 PM
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Authorities say an Aiken man who was involved in a multivehicle crash Saturday died of natural causes before the accident.

Edwin E. Goodbread, 82, died from a cardiac event before the collision, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said. He was pronounced dead at Aiken Regional Medical Center about 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

The accident happened in the 100 block of Silver Bluff Road between Whiskey Road and Williams Drive about 11 a.m., and involved three cars – a Toyota Sienna, a Suzuki Vitara and a Chrysler PT Cruiser, Detective Jeremy Hembree said.

Carlton said Goodbread has been identified as the driver of the Suzuki.

Aiken Department of Public Safety’s accident reconstruction team is investigating.

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oldredneckman96 12/23/13 - 06:17 pm

Don’t know about you folks west of the river, in SC you get a drivers license that is good for ten years! I know this will get thumbed down and off the page, but that is too long! You can not just pick an age to start testing more often, we need to test everyone more often. For example; a drug screen and new license test after any wreck you cause. A three stage test, one for city streets, one for highways and one for interstates. Have a real test too, not just parallel park. Simulators are so good now and if everyone paid to take a test in one they would be cheap. Being able to prove your reflexes are no longer fast enough on a simulator would be cheaper than repairing a bunch of cars or people.

JRC2024 12/23/13 - 11:30 pm
Red, I believe you have to be

Red, I believe you have to be tested every year in SC after a certain age so my office manager says because that is what her father has to do.

curly123053 12/24/13 - 12:19 am
Shaking My Head!! SMH

It don't matter how often you get tested you can still have a medical event happen while driving. This man had a sudden cardiac arrest while driving. This can happen to anyone of any age unexpectedly. This accident had NOTHING at all to do with driving skills. I think Red is posting on the wrong story.

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Truth Matters 12/24/13 - 08:05 am
@curly 11:19 PM So true. One

@curly 11:19 PM
So true. One of our friends died of a heart attack while driving to church. He was in his early 50's with no history of heart disease.

Some things just can't be called before they occur.
Condolences to his family and thoughts of goodwill to all involved.

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