Dick Trickle, a fixture on the car racing circuit for over two decades, is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police told WBTV in North Carolina.
The incident occurred at 12:02 p.m. 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.
We’ll update this post with more information as it becomes available. [WBTV]