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Oneida County man crashes car in Walmart parking lot, dies at the end of his shift


A 73-year-old man Oneida County man died after crashing his car in a Walmart parking lot at the end of his work shift.


New Hartford Police say Melvin Wood of Utica had just left work at a Walmart Supercenter when the accident happened around 4 p.m. Saturday. Police say Wood apparently was stricken with a medical problem and crashed into a guide rail post as he drove toward the shopping plaza exit.


Police say bystanders and fire personnel tried unsuccessfully to revive Wood. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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