The Oak Creek police investigates the death of a person with heart problems hours after his wife said she had fallen from a hospital.
Spendi Rusitovski, 46, died behind an ambulance on Monday night after he threw his car into a canal, but the medical examiner said it was not the crash that killed him, and the some wonder if his death could be & # 39; Avoid it.
Only blocks from his home in Oak Creek, Rusitovski moved to a canal on South 13th Street.
"I noticed that the lights came closer to me, and I moved, and I saw him go down the ditch and hit the pole," said Ashley Spitza, who saw a crash.
When the police arrived, Rusitovski told them that he was sick of the chest and went out of the ditch, but after a few minutes, Rusitovski lost consciousness and died behind an ambulance.
According to the medical examiner's report, Rusitovski is in Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital ̵1; Franklin Campus for chest pain earlier in the day.
"Doctors want to admit the decedent after a sonogram, but no beds are available. He was sent home and told to wait for him to call the hospital when there was a bed," the report said.
Before he got that call, Rusitovski was dead. The medical examiner ruled that he died of natural causes as a result of the coronary artery disease.
His wife confirmed for the Oak Creek police "his doctor wanted him to be admitted for a heart problem. However, no rooms were available."
WISN 12 News asked a Ascension spokesperson to verify Rusitovski was turned away. He simply says: "Because of respect for each individual's privacy rights and to comply with applicable state and federal laws, Ascension Wisconsin will not be able to comment."
WISN 12 Asked Ascension News if the Franklin hospital is full now and how often the hospital turns the patients, but the answer has not been answered back 6:15 pm Friday.