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Brooten, Minn., man dead after crash along 19th Avenue Southwest

WILLMAR -- A 72-year-old Brooten man was pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon after a one-vehicle crash around 3:10 p.m. along 19th Avenue Southwest.

According to Willmar Police Capt. Jim Felt, Wayne Lyle Chadwick was the lone occupant of an eastbound 1995 Chevy pickup that left the road and struck a tree on the south boulevard near 11th Street Southwest.

When officers arrived, Chadwick was in cardiac arrest and the emergency responders attempted CPR. He was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The Kandiyohi County Medical Examiner is investigating to determine if Chadwick's death was caused by a medical condition, the crash or both factors.

Also responding were the Willmar Ambulance Service, Willmar Fire Department and Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad.