Investigators are busy tonight trying to figure out why a man died after a burst of erratic behavior Tuesday morning in Chemult.
Klamath County Senior Deputy District Attorney Sharon Forster reports that the incident took place just before 10 Tuesday morning at the Chevron station in Chemult...
"Man, presented at the gas station there, with really erratic behavior, requesting EMT's to be called."
Witnesses told State Police the man was rolling in dirt, and running in and out of traffic before a group of bystanders called for an ambulance and physically restrained the man.
"He was still acting erratic." Adds Forster. "They were holding him down waiting for another transport for him, and he died."
State Police haven't released the name of the 52 year old man who died.
"To my knowledge, they have not notified the next of kin." Explained Forster. "We will be scheduling an autopsy, and we'll go from there."
Police are trying to piece together what may have happened prior to their arrival.
"He was not in custody." Noted Forster. "There was no criminal activity appeared to be involved. Law enforcement was only called after he was pronounced dead."
State Police detectives are working with the Klamath County District Attorney's office on the investigation.