The Colorado State Patrol said 37-year-old Tony Schmucker died after his Nissan Pathfinder went off the road and down an embankment west of Fort Collins early Wednesday. The wife and the couple’s two sons, who were also in the SUV, all survived.
According to a family fundraising website, Jill Schmucker suffered a broken back but delivered a baby boy by cesarean section at the hospital.
Coroner’s investigator James MacNaughton told the Coloradoan that initial findings suggest a medical event, and not injuries from the crash, caused his death.
Over $45,000 had been raised for the family as of Monday.