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Oakwood Man Dies in Vermilion County Crash

An Oakwood man died after his vehicle ran off U.S. 136 Wednesday morning.

Vermilion County Sheriff's Police report the unidentified 73-year-old driver was found behind the wheel of his vehicle. The accident happened after 6:20 am east of Potomac. The driver was rushed to Hoopeston Community Hospital and pronounced dead.

The coroner's office has not yet released his name, pending notification of relatives.

Police report the man may have had a medical condition, possibly a heart attack, causing him to drive off the road. He said there was no damage to the vehicle, and the man was slumped over the steering wheel.

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