Man who hit King mysteriously dies

I did not how to categorize this article from Canoe. It seems that the man who hit Stephen King with his car has died, and the autopsy revealed nothing about the cause of death.\"The autopsy Monday also found no evidence of trauma but no conclusion was reached on the cause of death pending the outcome of toxicology tests, according to a statement from the state medical examiner\'s office. Those tests could take several months.\"

\"Earlier Monday, King expressed sorrow over the death of the man he once said took his \"peace of mind and my ease of body.\"

\"I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Bryan Smith,\" King said in a statement issued by his assistant, Julie Eugley. \"The death of a 43-year-old man can only be termed untimely.\"

\"There was no sign of violence or trauma when Smith\'s body was found, Capt. James Miclon of the Oxford County Sheriff\'s Office said. \"He was on a variety of medications for his health,\" Miclon said.\"

\"Smith had been on disability payments for an old back injury and arthritis and police said he had been taking various medications.\"

\"Smith struck and seriously injured King while driving a van in North Lovell in June 1999. King, who was walking along the road, suffered broken bones in his right leg and hip, broken ribs, a punctured lung and a head injury.\"

\"Smith pleaded guilty in January to a misdemeanor driving-to-endanger charge. Prosecutors dropped a charge of aggravated assault. Smith received a six-month suspended jail sentence.\"

\"Smith said he was distracted by his dog. He publicly apologized to King while insisting the crash was an accident and no one was at fault.\"

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