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Police: Medical condition 'contributing factor' in fatal crash

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SEARCY, AR (KAIT) -

Police say a medical condition contributed to a man’s death in a one-vehicle crash.

Just after 9 a.m. Wednesday Searcy police responded to a call of a reckless driver entering the city on North Maple Street.

Witnesses followed the vehicle onto North Sowell, according to Officer Terri Lee, public information officer for the Searcy Police Department.

The car, driven by 74-year-old Dee Brannum of Searcy, struck an unoccupied vehicle parked in the 1100-block of West McRae.

NorthStar and the Searcy Fire Department arrived on the scene with police and administered first aid to Brannum. Lee said the man was conscious but disoriented.

An ambulance took him to Unity Health where he died of his injuries at 10:50.

During the investigation officers determined Brannum had a medical condition that was a contributing factor in the crash, Lee said. She added there was no evidence of intoxication.

The vehicle’s airbag deployed; but, it has not been determined if Brannum was wearing his seat belt.

The crash remains under investigation.

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