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Elderly Man Dies After Pickup Rams Tree, Medical Emergency to Blame?

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An 81-year-old driver has died afterhis pickup rammed a tree in Lincoln, creating suspicions that he may have beensuffering from a medical problem.

The accident was reported just after11:15 a.m. Thursday.

Police said Connell Rector's truck ranover a curb, hit a small tree and continued for a half a block down a sidewalkbefore striking a bigger tree. Rector was pronounced dead later at a Lincolnhospital.

Police Capt. David Beggs said Rectormay have had some type of medical emergency before the accident.


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