January 1, 2009
Driver Suffers Fatal Medical Condition on Highway 136
A Burlington, IA, man suffered a fatal medical condition while behind the wheel of his work vehicle in Scotland County on Christmas Day.
The incident was initially reported as a traffic accident on Highway 136, east of Memphis. Gorin first responders, the Scotland County Sheriff’s Department, the Fire and Rescue squad as well as the ambulance service were all dispatched to a one-vehicle accident near Granger.
Randy Manley, 53, was pronounced dead at the scne by Scotland County coroner Ginny Monroe. Reports indicated that Manley had suffered a myocardial infarction, and Monroe stated the medical condition was fatal, resulting in the following traffic accident.
Manley, an employee of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, had been working on a railroad crossing in the Baring area and was enroute home at the time of the incident.
A passerby noticed the vehicle off the road near the Granger turnoff and contacted officials.
The railroad SUV traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment where it impacted a tree, halting its momentum.
Manley’s body was transported to Memphis and then on to the Lunning Chapel in Burlington, IA.