The driver of the bus that crashed last month carrying Morehouse College band students apparently died of natural causes Tuesday after a wreck in southwest Atlanta.
Ralph Marshall, 63, of Jonesboro died following a collision near Sylvan Road, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.
An autopsy performed Wednesday morning “shows no evidence of significant injury from the vehicle incident and death appears to be due to natural causes,” Chief Medical Examiner Randy Hanzlick said in a statement. “Toxicology studies will be performed but results will not be available for at least several weeks.”
Jesse McClardy, the former owner of the bus and father of Superior Transportation Group owner Steven McClardy, said he was told Marshall died of a heart attack.
Atlanta police were unavailable to confirm the circumstances of the incident, but Marshall was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died Tuesday afternoon.