Heart attack suspected in Amherst crash

Last modified: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
AMHERST — A Texas man died inside a vehicle that crashed into an Amherst College building Saturday morning, according to Amherst police.

Stephen Inbusch, 65, of The Woodlands, Texas, was the victim in the accident in which the vehicle ended up against Fayerweather Hall, said Amherst Police Detective Michael Forcum.

A police report indicated that around 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Amherst College police contacted Amherst police after a car crashed into the building. Amherst College police officers removed the man from the vehicle.

According to the report, the person in the vehicle was in cardiac arrest and was transported by ambulance to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. A state police reconstruction unit came to the scene and the vehicle was towed.

Forcum referred all questions to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. Spokeswoman Mary Carey had no further information about the crash.

Fayerweather Hall was not damaged as a result of the crash, said college spokeswoman Caroline Hanna.

Police said Inbusch was alone in the car.

Nobody on the campus or in the building was injured, according to Hanna.

On Monday morning, things appeared to be back to normal at the building, with the side facing the quad near Valentine Hall featuring a table with coffee.