Man Dies after parking lot crash

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May 17, 2013 at 10:20 am

WAITE PARK, Minn. (KNSI) - A man is dead after crashing his car into a truck in a parking lot.

Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud say they were called to the Kohl's department store parking lot at 1st Avenue and 2nd Street South on Thursday around 4:30 p.m. 

When they arrived, they found that 86 year-old Jerome Bechtold of St. Cloud has crashed his car into a parked semi-truck in the parking lot. 

Bechtold was unconscious, and medical personnel declared him dead at the scene. 

Witnesses report Bechtold was driving erratically through the parking lot, and authorities suspect he was experiencing some type of medical emergency, causing him to lose consciousness and crash the vehicle. 

There were no other injuries, and police say the semi was legally parked at the time of the crash. 

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