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Colorado man dies while driving pregnant wife to hospital

Schmucker family photo.

CBS Denver via GoFundMe

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A Colorado man driving his pregnant wife to the hospital to deliver their third child crashed and died after apparently suffering some kind of medical problem.

The Colorado State Patrol says 37-year-old Tony Schmucker died after his Nissan Pathfinder went off the road and down an embankment west of Fort Collins early Wednesday. The wife and the couple's two sons, who were also in the SUV, all survived.

CBS Denver reports that one of the two children in the car was able to call 911 for help since both of his parents were unconscious.

According to a family fundraising website, Jill Schmucker suffered a broken back but delivered a baby boy by cesarean section at the hospital.

Coroner's investigator James MacNaughton told the Coloradoan that initial findings suggest a medical event, and not injuries from the crash, caused his death.

Over $45,000 on GoFundMe has been raised for the family as of Monday.