Autopsy: Heart attack caused GR race death

An autopsy showed that a heart attack killed a 37-year-old ex-college football player who collapsed while participating in the 25k River Bank Run in Grand Rapids. Spectrum Health pathologist Dr. David Start said Jason Kinzler had severe narrowing of a coronary artery. Kinzler was a star linebacker at Grand Valley State from 1993 to 1996. He collapsed about a mile from the end of Saturday's 15.5-mile race. Rescuers tried to revive Kinzler, but he was pronounced dead at a hospital.
AP Wire
May 17, 2011


Grand Valley State spokesman Tim Nott said Kinzler was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2008. He said thoughts and prayers were with Kinzler’s family.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. He is survived by wife Kristi and their three children — Hannah, Jake and Josh.


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