OAKLEY (CBS SF) — A person who was found dead inside a vehicle Sunday morning in Oakley may have suffered from a pre-existing medical condition, Contra Costa County sheriff’s officials said.
Around 7:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of a vehicle blocking the driveway of a fire station on O’Hara Avenue, according to the City of Oakley’s Facebook page.
The victim appeared to be the driver of the vehicle and also appeared to have suffered a traumatic injury.
“I’ve never seen anything like this in my 15 years here,” Firefighter Ross Macumber said.
Firefighters first saw the body around 7 Sunday morning when they were leaving on a call. They believe the victim could have been parked in the driveway anytime, because the most recent call was 3 hours earlier.
“No honking or anything of that sort. All they knew was when they tried to leave, they found the car parked in front of the station,” Macumber said.
The sheriff’s office says the victim was 51 years old, and a preliminary investigation does not show foul play.
An autopsy this week is expected to give more clues as to how a man ended up dead in front of the fire house.
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