- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - A medical examiner says the death of a northeast Ohio man who was injured when a gurney tipped over was caused by heart disease.

Officials say a gurney tipped over as paramedics moved 81-year-old Charles Leroy Borton from a Northfield home to an ambulance on March 26. Borton suffered a head injury in the accident and died three days later.

The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Medical Examiner on Monday said cardiovascular disease was the cause of Borton’s death, listing skull and brain injuries as other conditions related to his death.

The medical examiner ruled the death an accident.

Northfield fire Chief Jason Buss (buhs) said an internal investigation determined the gurney tipped accidentally as a result of difficult weather and surface conditions.

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