It took me a while to figure out what seems to have been going on. [wp]
Died or was killed? What?
Fairfax man killed in crash at library
A man was fatally injured over the weekend in a car crash in Fairfax County, the count police said.
They said John Jasper, 72, of Fairfax Station was killed when his vehicle struck a parked vehicle at the Burke Centre Library on Fred’s Oak Road. Police said he was dropping mail at a sidewalk postal box about 1:45 p.m. when his car accelerated across the parking lot and struck the parked vehicle.
Jasper died at a hospital, police said. They said he apparently suffered a medical emergency.
Presumably he suffered a medical emergency, which is why he wound up that the hospital? And it was a pretty serious emergency because he died.
It sounds like – reading between the lines – that the guy experienced a heart attack (or something like that) and crashed his car and died. But the way it’s all put together makes it sound like he had a fatal accident with a parked car and that’s what killed him.
Newspaper articles oughtn’t be the kind of thing you need to read between the lines about.