Wisconsin Rapids racer Dick Trickle dies of apparent suicide
Lincolnton, N.C. -- Wisconsin Rapids native and former NASCAR driver Richard "Dick" Trickle, 71, died Thursday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The incident occurred Thursday afternoon at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Highway 150 East in Boger City.
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 first emergency units arriving on the scene located the body lying near the victim's pickup truck.
Trickle was a Lincoln County resident and had lived there since the early 1990's.
Trickle raced for decades around short tracks in Wisconsin.
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