Police: Man found dead in van likely died from natural causes

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 1, 2016) – A death investigation is underway on the west side of Indianapolis.

Dispatchers said a man was found dead inside a vehicle at the intersection of Belmont Avenue and Washington Street. Indianapolis Metropolitan police said an emergency room doctor and coroner believe the man died from natural causes.

According to police, the man had extensive health issues and there were no signs of trauma to the body. Police believe the man died while behind the wheel, causing the van to go off the road.

The case remains under investigation.