How sad. Following Dick’s tragic alleged suicide, the audio has been released from his sad 911 call, where he told an emergency responder where they could find his body.
Before Dick Trickle allegedly committed suicide on May 16, he called 911 to tell emergency responders where to find his body. Now, an audio recording has been released that reveals Dick telling the authorities, “There’s going to be dead body.” Listen to the footage here.
Dick Trickle’s 911 Call
The NASCAR legend, 71, was found dead at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincoln County, North Carolina, and it is believed he killed himself with a shotgun.
The 911 call made by Dick, moments before he reportedly shot himself, has been obtained by TMZ. In the call, Dick gives the dispatcher very specific instructions about where to find the body at the cemetery.
When the dispatcher asked Dick if he was calling about someone else, he replies, “No, I’m the one.” She then begs him to wait for help but he ends the call.
Dick Trickle Dead At 71 From Alleged Suicide
Multiple sources claim that Dick had been depressed and sick for some time before his death, TMZ reports. The health condition that Dick suffered from is unknown.
According to the North Carolina Police Department, Dick shot himself around 12 p.m., and shortly after emergency responders found his body near his pick up truck. His body was taken from the cemetery and transported to a nearby hospital. He apparently left a suicide note.
NASCAR Releases A Statement About Dick Trickle’s Death
After Dick’s death, NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France released a statement about his death:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Dick Trickle on his passing today. Dick was a legend in the short-track racing community, particularly in his home state of Wisconsin, and he was a true fan favorite. Personalities like Dick Trickle helped shape our sport. He will be missed.
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— Eleanore Hutch