By Kevin Kelley
A Rocky River man died Tuesday morning after his car hit a tree on Center Ridge Road just east of Walter Road in Westlake.
James Hutton, 46, died while being taken to Fairview Hospital following the accident, police said.
A passing motorist called police shortly after 6 a.m. to report the accident. A section of Center Ridge Road was closed until 8:40 a.m. while police conducted their investigation.
According to Westlake police, Hutton was delivering copies of The Plain Dealer to newsstands and retail outlets at the time of the crash. Police speculate that he may have fallen asleep or suffered a medical emergency. The Cuyahoga County medical examiner will rule on the cause of death.