News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 4, 2013

Coroner: Heart attack preceded Andersons’ car crash

Lisa Trigg
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — A heart attack has been ruled the cause of death for Brent Anderson, 72, of Terre Haute, who was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-car accident in Putnam County on Sunday.

Putnam County Coroner Dave Brown said that an autopsy, performed this afternoon at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, showed Anderson had heart issues, including clogged coronary arteries.

The injuries that Anderson sustained as a result of the crash did not contribute to his death, Brown told the Tribune-Star.

His wife, Judy Anderson, 72, was listed around noontime today as in good condition in Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis. She was mayor of Terre Haute from 2000 to 2004.