73-yer-old Utica man dies while driving home from work

A 73-year-old Utica man is dead after police say he had a â??medical eventâ?? while driving home from his job at Walmart.

New Hartford Police say Melvin D. Wood had crashed his car into a guide rail post in the parking lot of Consumer Square at about 4:00 pm and was found unresponsive. C.P.R was started, and Wood was taken to St. Lukeâ??s where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation showed that Wood had just finished his shift at Walmart when he had the medical event and crashed his car.

The incident is under investigation. Witnesses are asked to call Sgt. Robert Philo at 315-733-6666.