RACE: Ralph Ridge autopsy update

Autopsy Reports Heart Attack Claimed Ridge ENGLEWOOD, Colo.- An autopsy done on Ralph W. Ridge III, of Grosse Ile, Mich., has revealed that the Formula Vee driver died of a heart attack, which in turn caused his incident, May 26, during the...

Autopsy Reports Heart Attack Claimed Ridge

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.- An autopsy done on Ralph W. Ridge III, of Grosse Ile, Mich., has revealed that the Formula Vee driver died of a heart attack, which in turn caused his incident, May 26, during the SCCA Club Racing double regional at Grattan Raceway.

According to Dr. Paul Dwyer, Chief Medical Officer for the event, Ridge, 54, died from natural causes with no mention of the incident appearing in the autopsy report.

Ridge, 54, was involved in a single-car accident coming out of turn nine while driving a Formula Vee. He was then transported to United Memorial Hospital in Greenville, Mich., where he was pronounced dead.

Ridge, a longtime Formula Vee competitor and a licensed driver for over 18 years, is survived by his wife Martha. <pre> Funeral arrangements:

Viewing: Wednesday, May 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Ralph W. Ridge Funeral Home 2272 W. Jefferson Trenton, MI 48183 734-676-4544

Services: Thursday, May 31 at 11:00 a.m.; Viewing at 10:00 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church 2799 West Road Trenton, MI

Donations in Ralph's memory may be made to HEADS c/o Ralph Ridge Funeral Home. Cards for the family may be sent to Ralph Ridge III Family c/o the funeral home.

-SCCA/SCCA ProRacing-

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