DERRY TOWNSHIP - A 74-year-old Milton man died from cardiac arrest Tuesday about an hour after his vehicle exited Strawberry Ridge Road and sheered off a utility pole in this Montour County township.

State police at Milton reported James William was pronounced dead at about 5:15 p.m. at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville after being injured in a 4:15 p.m. accident, approximately one-half mile north of Gray Road near Washingtonville.

Police said William was driving north on Strawberry Ridge Road when his vehicle traveled across the southbound lane, went into a ditch off the west side of the road and sheered off a utility pole before coming to rest in the ditch.

William was extricated from his vehicle by Valley Township firefighters, who found him unresponsive. William was transported by Danville Ambulance to Geisinger, where he died from cardiac arrest. Police said William suffered a heart attack while operating his vehicle, which resulted in the accident.

William's vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage and was towed from the scene by Central Towing.