The 911 call legendary NASCAR Dick Trickle made to a hapless operator before he ended his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound was released today.
In the recording, Dick Trickle matter-of-factly tells the female operator that he is at “the Forest Lawn Cemetery at 150” – where he was later found dead.
When the 911 operator asks him for his name, Dick Trickle repeats the address, not once identifying himself as the racer who entertained generations with his extrovert driving skills
Dick Trickle says that he is “on the back side of it. By a ’93 pickup. There’s gonna be a dead body..it’s suicide”.
The confused operator asks Dick Trickle if he was there to witness one, but instead he chillingly responds with: “I’m the one.”
Stunned, the woman pleads with Dick Trickle, saying “listen to me” but Trickle simply repeats: “150 Forest Lawn in the back by a Ford pickup.”
The operator begs to let her send “help to you”, but that is in vain as he had already hung up.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said authorities tried to call the number back, but no one answered.
This comes as it was revealed that Dick Trickle suffered chronic and debilitating pain in his chest days before his suicide according to Chuck, his brother.
Dick Trickle, 71, who died on Thursday from a self inflicted gunshot wound was so distressed by his mystery ailment that he visited doctors twice a day.
According to his brother, the popular racer became depressed by a discomfort under his left breast telling him that he “didn’t know how much longer he could take the pain”.