Man killed in Longmont fire after drug-induced seizure and crash, coroner finds

Carlos Bustillos died in warehouse fire

LONGMONT, Colo. - A Longmont man who died after the pickup he was driving crashed into a metal building and caught fire died from smoke inhalation and a drug-induced seizure, the Boulder County Coroner said Wednesday.

Carlos Bustillos, 34, of Longmont, had his 15-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter in the car on Feb. 26 when the crash occurred.

The teens told police their father stopped at the intersection of Bowen Circle and Boston Avenue and then his 1998 Dodge Ram pickup truck accelerated into an abandoned warehouse after suffering what appeared to be a seizure.

An autopsy determined the cause of Bustillos' death was smoke inhalation with other significant conditions of cocaine and a Tramadol-induced seizure.  His death was ruled accidental.

A family friend told the Longmont Times Call that Bustillos had a history of seizures and had suffered quite a few of them.

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