Man suffers medical episode before crash, dies at hospital

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 63-year-old Lake Mary man died Wednesday afternoon after suffering from a medical episode before crashing his van, authorities said.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Charles F. Stiwalt was traveling about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate 95 when he experienced a medical episode. He then veered off the roadway to the right and struck a fence on the western shoulder.

Stiwalt was taken to the Indian River Medical Center, where doctors pronounced him dead, troopers said. Stiwalt was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

No further details were immediately available.

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