Man found wandering dies from injuries |

Man found wandering dies from injuries

A Grass Valley-area man died at Sutter Roseville Medical Center Friday afternoon, while police investigated the serious head injuries that led to his demise.

Grass Valley police Capt. Dave Remillard said the 50-year-old man was discovered walking around at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Idaho-Maryland Road at 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

When the apparently intoxicated man was taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital to have a fat lip attended to, medical staff discovered severe head injuries, Remillard said. That caused his transfer to the Roseville trauma center.

He died at about 4 p.m. Friday, and police had little information as to what happened to him, Remillard said.

“An autopsy will be performed in Placer County, and we’ll know more after that. It takes a while,” Remillard said. “We’re not quite sure if it was assault or the result of his intoxication.”

Authorities did not yet release the man’s name out of respect to the family, Remillard said. The man was listed as an organ donor on his driver’s license, and an Oregon organization that deals with organ donation has become involved in the case, Remillard said.


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