Driver, 72, Dies After Crash With Tree

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WILLMAR, Minn. (WCCO) — A 72-year-old man died after being involved in a single-vehicle crash with a tree in Willmar, Minn. Tuesday afternoon.

According to the police department, Wayne Lyle Chadwick, of Brooten, Minn., was found in cardiac arrest when authorities responded to the crash.

Chadwick was driving a 1995 Chevrolet GMT pickup truck along 19th Avenue Southwest when he crashed into a tree near 19th Avenue Southwest and 11th Street Southwest.

Authorities said the crash happened at about 3 p.m.

CPR was performed on Chadwick before he was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

It isn’t clear yet whether Chadwick died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash or because of an existing medical condition.

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