(Westlake) – A Plain Dealer delivery man was killed in a single-car crash Tuesday morning.

Westlake Police say a passing motorist reported that a car had hit a tree on Center Ridge Rd. just east of Walter Rd. at 6:04AM. Westlake Police and Fire Departments responded and found 46-year-old James Hutton in the vehicle. Hutton died on the way to Fairview Hospital.

Center Ridge Rd. was closed in the crash area until the on-scene investigation was conducted.

The preliminary investigation shows no indication of drug or alcohol use. Hutton may have fallen asleep or suffered a medical emergency while on his route. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner will rule on the manner and cause of death.

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