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Medical examiner: Wilton Manors mayor died of brain aneurysm

Mayor Justin Flippen
Posted at 8:58 AM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 08:58:35-05

WILTON MANORS, Fla. (AP) — A medical examiner has determined that Wilton Manors Mayor Justin Flippen died of a brain aneurysm.

Officials say Flippen was on his way to Tuesday night's commission meeting when police received a call for medical assistance. Officers found 41-year-old Flippen unresponsive in his vehicle.

They began CPR and paramedics rushed him to a hospital, where he died. The city commission meeting began without Flippen and was abruptly adjourned a short time later.

Flippen was elected mayor in 2018. He had previously served on the city commission as well. City officials say a celebration of life is being planned.