Legendary NASCAR driver Richard “Dick” Trickle was found dead on Friday afternoon from what reports are calling a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Trickle was 71 years old.
According to the Gaston Gazette, the incident occurred just after 12 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Boger City, N.C.
“The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call apparently from the victim that ‘there would be a dead body and it would be [his].’ Communications Center workers tried to place a return call to the number but did not get an answer,” the report indicates.
Upon arriving to the scene, emergency responders found the body lying near the victim’s truck.
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