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Junction man dies from cardiac event after crash

A Junction City man died due to a cardiac event after having a car crash Thursday morning in Junction City.

Terry Sallee, 60, of 3930 White Oak Road in Junction, was pronounced dead at 10:15 a.m. at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center by Deputy Coroner Mike Wilder.

Wilder said Sallee’s crash had likely been caused by a cardiac event, although he couldn’t specify a heart attack.

“He had a history of heart attacks and heart-related problems,” he said. Wilder said they didn’t know the type of event, so he couldn’t confirm it was a heart attack.

He said the crash happened at 9:11 a.m. Wilder said he believed Sallee had taken a juvenile family member to school.

Wilder said Sallee had been alert with emergency responders after the crash, but had coded in route to the hospital.

The Junction City Police and Fire, Boyle County Fire, Boyle County EMS and Boyle County Sheriff’s Department responded to the crash.