Former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle dies in apparent suicide at 71

Dick Trickle (AP)

Lincolnton, N.C. -- Former NASCAR driver Richard "Dick" Trickle, 71, died Thursday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 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. Trickle was a Lincoln County resident and had lived there since the early 1990's.

Source:{} Lincoln County Sheriff's Office