Driver dies of a heart attack in fatal crash

By WEEK Reporter

Driver dies of a heart attack in fatal crash

April 24, 2013 Updated Apr 24, 2013 at 8:27 PM CDT

NORMAL, IL -- A fatal heart attack may be to blame for a two-vehicle crash in Normal, Wednesday.

The crash occurred at the intersection of North Linden and Pine streets shortly after one this afternoon.

Preliminary reports show Thomas Herrell, 55, of Normal was heading North -- when his car crossed the center lane and smashed into an oncoming pick-up truck.

Both drivers were taken to an area hospital. Harrell was pronounced shortly after arriving.

Autopsy results show Harrell died of a heart attack, not injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver of the pick-up does not have life-threatening injuries.

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