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A 52-year-old Amherst man died Friday afternoon after his pickup truck crashed into a tree in front of a home in the 300 block of Woodcrest Drive in the town.

The man was pronounced dead at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital shortly after the 4:06 p.m. accident.

Capt. Patrick McKenna of the Amherst Police Accident Investigation Unit said the driver may has suffered a medical problem that led to the crash. McKenna confirmed the man was not wearing a seat belt.

His name is being withheld until next of kin are notified, the captain said.

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