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CLEARFIELD — A 40-year-old Clearfield man is dead after his car crashed through a wall into an apartment building on 101 North Main St. in Clearfield on Thursday.
The accident happened at approximately 8:20 pm, when witnesses said that the driver who was northbound on State Street passing Center Street "appeared to drive straight and not turn with the roadway," crashing into the apartment building, Clearfield police said in a news release Friday.
Officers soon arrived to find the car inside the apartment building. Residents of the building reported feeling the impact that also activated the sprinkler system inside the apartments.
Police found a man in the driver's seat who was unconscious and not breathing. The man was removed from the car and taken away from the building where they attempted life-saving efforts.
The driver was taken to Davis Hospital and Medical Center in Layton where he was pronounced dead.
According to police, a medical emergency or drowsiness may have been factors, but they do not believe he was impaired.
"The vehicle appeared to drive straight and not turn with the roadway and ultimately crashed into the building," the report read. "It is believed the male either had a medical emergency or fell asleep while driving. There were no obvious signs or evidence of impairment."
Officials said that the case will remain active pending the final findings from medical examiners, and the identity of the deceased has not been released, as family members are still being notified.
While the apartment building was damaged, it was not severe enough to displace any residents, police said.