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Update: Medical issue killed Dare County cab driver

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COLINGTON HARBOR, N.C. - A medical issue caused the injuries that killed a Dare County cab driver.

That’s according to the Dare County Sheriff’s Office, which investigated the incident. A new release from the agency says a death certificate from Norfolk Sentara confirmed the evidence from the scene and the leads that were called in by the public showing that 53-year-old Mark Harvey had a medical issue that caused the accident.

Harvey was found unconscious in the driveway of a home on Harbor View Drive in Colington Harbor around 1:30 a.m. on April 13th.

Sheriff J.D. “Doug” Doughtie made the following statement about the incident, “Our hearts goes out to the Harvey family for their loss. I am proud of the work the Investigators put in to find out what happened in this case. Even though this was thought to be and turned out to be a medical issue, our investigators followed ever possible lead to make sure nothing was missed It’s nice to know we don’t have someone out there assaulting people in our community. I want to personally thank the community for their assistance. I would also like to thank the Outer Banks Brewing Station, Kangaroo at Colington Rd. and the Colington Guard Shack for providing videos that assisted us in this case.”

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Deputies in Dare County are still looking for more information after a man was found unconscious in a driveway.

The sheriff's office says neighbors found 53-year-old Mark Harvey unconscious in the driveway of a home on Harbor View Drive in Colington Harbor around 1:30 Sunday morning.

911 Operator: "Is he breathing normally?"
Caller: "He is, he's trying to stand up but he's not going very far."
911 Operator: "Ok, tell him not to stand up."
Caller: "I told him not to move and stay put."
    
The sheriff's office say Harvey was injured and bleeding when he was discovered. They say he worked for Atlantic Cab and was found next to his car. 

"At this point, we don't know exactly what happened, and if it was an assault, we want to solve that, and if it was a medical condition, we want to find out for the family too, to get the information we need to find out what happened to Mr. Harvey," said Lt. Kevin Duprey, Dare Co. Sheriff's Office.

Harvey was transported to the Outer Banks Hospital then to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment.

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact the Dare Sheriff’s Office at 252-473-3444.

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