Truck Takes Flight

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This 1990 Ford pickup truck swerved off northbound Highway 87, traveled through the Dollar General Store parking lot, and then became airborne before slamming into the side of the Payson Ace Hardware building Tuesday morning.

A Native Air helicopter was called to the scene as a precaution, but the driver was taken by ambulance to Payson Regional Medical Center.

Police believe the driver, 41-year-old John Wilson, fell asleep at the wheel or possibly blacked out from a medical condition.

John Patricia, owner of Ace Hardware, said it was fortunate the accident happened at 5:30 a.m. when the parking lot was empty.

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