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City seeking answers in man's death

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Mayor Dayne Walling wants documentation to explain why a Mobile Medical Response ambulance crew, according to Flint police reports, failed to notice a man in a car that violently hit a tree on July 18.

"We hope that they will decide to share that information voluntarily and not put the city in position of needing to go to the courts in order to obtain that," Walling said.

That night Cortez Cheathams, 28, who was pronounced dead by the time a second ambulance responded more than an hour later.

TV5 went looking for answers and asking the tough questions and MMR released a statement:

Mobile Medical Response is cooperating fully with the Genesee County Medical Control Authority as it relates to the incident on July 18 in the city of Flint. All appropriate documents have been turned over to the GCMCA … Since there is an on-going investigation it would be inappropriate to make further comments at this time.

Although Walling said the city of Flint has not seen any these documents between MMR and GCMCA

He is still wanting more answers as to what happen and why.

“We are seeking the full record from MMR. We need that information on their end in order to fully understand what took place,” Walling said. “We already have access to the city's 911 records those are being reviewed and prepared with our protocol, but we need to have the entire documentation from MMR for the investigation to be comprehensive and completed.”

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