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Man dies after medical condition, crash in Derby, police say

A man crashed into a tree in Derby and died as a result of a medical condition Wednesday night, Derby police said. (Feb. 15, 2017)
A man crashed into a tree in Derby and died as a result of a medical condition Wednesday night, Derby police said. (Feb. 15, 2017) The Wichita Eagle

A man died Wednesday night, Feb. 15, 2017, from a suspected medical condition after crashing into a tree in Derby, police say. (Video by Stan Finger / The Wichita Eagle)

A man died Wednesday night after suffering a medical condition and crashing in a residential neighborhood of Derby, police said.

Witnesses called 911 to report a man driving erratically in a truck on Meadowlark, Derby police Lt. Jimmy Queen said. The man then crashed into a large tree in the front yard of a house on the corner of Meadowlark and Prairie Lane at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

First responders were unable to revive the man, Queen said, and he died at the scene. There are no indications the crash played a role in his death.

The man’s age and name are being withheld pending the notification of relatives. Meadowlark remained closed late Wednesday night while emergency services remained at the scene.

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