An investigation is underway after a fatal accident in Westlake early Tuesday morning.
Shortly after 6 a.m., a passing driver reported that a car had hit a tree on Center Ridge Road just east of Walter Road. Westlake Police and Fire Depts. responded and found 46-year-old James Hutton in the vehicle. He died en route to Fairview Hospital.
Center Ridge Road was closed in the crash area until around 8 a.m. while the on-scene investigation was conducted.
Preliminary investigation shows no indication of drug or alcohol use. Hutton was a Plain Dealer delivery man and may have fallen asleep or suffered a medical emergency while on his route.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner will rule on the manner and cause of death.
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