Driver in Tuesday crash dies due to medical condition

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
A local man transported to Summit Medical Center on Tuesday after an apparent medical condition caused him to lose control of his vehicle and crash into another on Franklin Road in Lebanon, died Wednesday as a result of that condition.

Around 10:38 a.m., yesterday, John C. Dipiazza was driving his 2002 Mercedes on South Hartmann Drive and attempted a right turn onto Franklin Road near Home Depot when he lost control and struck a flatbed trailer being pulled by another vehicle.

Due to medical reasons, he swerved and struck the trailer pulling that truck, said Officer Wayne Howard of the Lebanon Police Department.

Howard said Dipiazza lost control of the vehicle due to a medical condition and that he swerved into the westbound lane, hitting the trailer being pulled by a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Oklahoma resident Timothy Sale Jr.

They said he looked passed out when he swerved over, Howard said.
Sales pickup truck was hauling a flatbed trailer loaded with another pickup truck at the time and Dipiazzas car struck the right side of the trailer. Howard said Sale was not injured in the crash.

I dont believe anyone was injured by the actual collision, Howard explained.
Dipiazza was transported by ambulance to Summit shortly after the wreck and his condition was unknown as of press time.

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