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Published: Monday, 6/7/2010

Man, 81, dies after car strikes tree in Findlay

FINDLAY — An area man died Saturday evening after his car crashed into a tree along a city street, city police said.

Leon M. Trout, 81, died in the emergency room at Blanchard Valley Hospital, officers said. Still to be determined in an investigation is whether the death resulted from the crash or was caused by a medical condition.

Mr. Trout was northbound in the 800 block of Bright Road at about 6:33 p.m. Saturday when his car went off the right side of the street and struck the tree head on, the report said. The Ohio Highway Patrol assisted in the crash investigation.

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