Police in Springville and Spanish Fork are investigating the death of a Provo man who told officers that he had taken too many aspirins, but who might have died from injuries sustained when he jumped from a moving car.
Young Won Son, 21, died early Friday morning at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center after being transported to the hospital by Springville paramedics just before midnight Thursday.Springville police Lt. Oliver Nielsen said Son waved over two bicycle patrol officers at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday about one-half block from the police station near the intersection of Center Street and Main Street. Son told officers that he wasn't feeling well because he had taken too many aspirins.
Just before paramedics arrived, Son went into a seizure. When paramedics arrived and put Son in the ambulance they noticed bruises and abrasions on his legs and abdomen. Son died shortly after arrival at the hospital.
Spanish Fork officers later received a delayed report that Son had jumped from a moving car in front of the McDonald's restaurant in the northeast part of the city. A woman reported that she and Son were arguing when he jumped from her car. Police are looking for witnesses to the incident and awaiting the results of an autopsy performed by the state medical examiner's office to determine the exact cause of death.
"We don't know at this point if the man actually took any aspirins or not, and the toxicology (report) from the medical examiner will take several days," Nielsen said. "We also don't know how Mr. Son got from Spanish Fork to Springville."