A driver dies in Cary before his car crashes into a tree

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Officials think a man driving in Cary suffered a medical emergency that killed him Saturday before his car ran off the road, crossed a median and collided with a tree, town spokesman Stephen McNulty said.

The driver, who McNulty described as “older,” was heading west on High House Road around 4 p.m. Saturday when the incident occurred near Davis Drive and the Bradford retail plaza.

A Publix grocery store, a Firestone auto care store and the breakfast restaurant First Watch are in the area.

No additional information, including the identification of the driver, was immediately available.

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