A Hellertown man died Monday night of complications from injuries suffered in a fall while deer-hunting last week in Potter County, according to the Lehigh County Coroners Office.
Smith died Monday night at St. Luke's University Hospital, Fountain Hill, said Kehm.
The death was ruled an accident.
Smith leaves behind his wife, Melody Smith, two stepchildren and two grandchildren.
"He was a truly avid hunter," Melody said Tuesday night.
He'd been archery hunting alone when he fell and hit his head, Melody said. He drove himself home and seemed fine.
Smith had been taking a blood thinner, however, and developed a subdural hematoma. Sunday night, Melody found him incoherent and rushed him to the hospital, she said.