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"He would help anybody:" Family remembers man who likely suffered seizure, died after crashing into pond

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- New details are being released after a man drove into a pond and later died.

The victim's father and brother are sharing more about 46-year-old Jeffery Ingle. They say they're still trying to process Monday's accident.

"He had a seizure, he had to be incoherent. He would not have done that, he would not have hit a light pole accidentally screwing around," Jason Ingle, the victim's brother said.

46-year-old Jeffery Ingle's family is still trying to grasp what happened. On Monday night, Jeffery lost control of his truck and ended up submerged in a pond. An off-duty firefighter spotted the truck and called in reinforcements to try and help the victim.

"That he didn't know the qualities of my brother and that he was able to go in there and try, it means a lot to me. But, to think of my brother being alone and scared and cold and drowning is terrified," Jason said. 

Jeff's family said that initial reports from the Medical Examiner's Office indicate that he may suffered a seizure just before the accident.

"What we don't know is what he struggling to get out of the cab of the truck or was he having a seizure inside there and incoherent, we don't know that," said Jason. 

Jeff's family says he had a stroke in 2009 and two seizures in 2010 and 2011. Since then, he's been taking medication allowing him to lead a regular life, a life they say he spent serving others.

"He was a really great kid, he would help anybody," said John Ingle, the victim's father.

The Racine Medical Examiner's Office says the official cause of death will be released within a few days. 



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