A US doctor is dead after being brought to hospital by a group of people, his wife and his children said Saturday.
Jeffrey Miller, 65, a cardiologist at the Mount Sills Memorial Hospital in Denver, died from his injuries at 3 a.m. local time Saturday, the medical examiner’s office in Colorado Springs said.
Miller was rushed to the hospital Saturday afternoon, where he died.
He had been admitted with a respiratory condition and died shortly after, his daughter said.
He was born in Kansas and moved to the United States in 1986.
His wife, Julie, said her husband was a cardiology major at Mount Silling Memorial Hospital when he started working there in 2005.
They said he had been diagnosed with a severe respiratory infection at the hospital and was treated for that with a bronchodilator and then was discharged.
He had been married to Julie Miller for 17 years, the couple said.
The hospital did not immediately release a cause of death.
The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.
Miller is survived by his wife, Jill Miller, and four children, the Miller family said.
“We have a heart of gold and our hearts are filled with the love of our husband,” Jill Miller said in a statement.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this time.”
In a statement to reporters, the hospital said that while a preliminary investigation revealed that the two were not the intended occupants of the vehicle, it was working to find out more.
“In this difficult time, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jeffery Miller,” the hospital statement read.