CHEMULT, Ore. — Authorities are investigating the death of a man following his odd behavior on Highway 97. The man died near a gas station after passers-by restrained him when they saw him behaving erratically.
Oregon State Police and the Klamath County district attorney’s office are investigating the death of the 52-year-old man who crossed and reportedly rolled around in the dirt behind a gas station Highway 97 multiple times Tuesday.
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.