CHEMULT, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police and the Klamath County, Ore., district attorney's office are investigating the death of a man who died near a gas station after passers-by restrained him when they saw him behaving erratically.
The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/UnF2YS) that witnesses say the 52-year-old man crossed U.S. Highway 97 multiple times Tuesday in the southern Oregon community of Chemult. He reportedly also rolled around in the dirt behind the gas station.
Some people tried to calm the man as they waited for medics to arrive. However police say he jumped in front of an approaching ambulance, then headed toward a nearby apartment where a pregnant woman lived. Fearing he might harm her, the woman's father and others pulled the man down to the ground. Police say he lost consciousness, stopped breathing and was later pronounced dead.
The man was not immediately identified.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com