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Crash victim identified in building-truck collision

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Longview Police have released the identity of the man who they say died and then drove his truck into a building Tuesday.

Police say 77 year-old Wayne Edgar Bennett died Tuesday evening while driving his truck on High Street.

"The driver is believed to have had a medical issue because the witness said he was slumped over before the truck left the roadway," say Longview Police.

Police say Bennett was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace B. H. Jameson. They say Bennett died of natural causes.

As we told you yesterday, police say the truck crashed into the Ark-La-Tex Color Lab across the street from the Kilgore College - Longview Center around 5 p.m.

Officials say the truck veered off the roadway, through two metal upright beams and crashed into the building at low speed.


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