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Medical condition likely led to fatal Chandler crash

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Authorities say a crash that killed a Chandler man last
month likely was due to his medical problems.

Chandler police have identified the victim as 49-year-old Stuart Kadel. His
badly burned body was discovered in a charred car about 4 a.m. on Oct. 20.

City police and fire crews responded to a car fire call near the entrance to
Chandler High School and discovered the vehicle’s tires spinning from Kadel’s
foot being stuck on the accelerator.

The East Valley Tribune says authorities discovered
Kadel’s body inside, strapped in by the seatbelt and burned from the waist up.

The Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office noted that Kadel had a couple of
medical conditions that likely caused him to lose control of the vehicle before
it struck a fence.


Information from: East Valley Tribune,


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