Edmonson Voice Staff
The Cave City Police Department reported that a Chalybeate man lost consciousness while driving along Mammoth Cave Road in Cave City on Thursday, March 3, 2016.
Police said Ronnie Rountree, 67, was headed east on Mammoth Cave Road in a 1987 GMC S15 pickup when he passed out, ran off the road, and drove through a retail store parking lot. Police said his passenger, Gordon Rountree, 68, said that Ronnie Rountree came to after the crash but was suffering chest pains.
Both men were transported to TJ Sampson Memorial Hospital by Barren County EMS where Ronnie Rountree died of an apparent mass heart attack. Gordon Rountree was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Also responding to the crash was the Cave City Fire Department.