Soon after, emergency personnel discovered the body of the NASCAR legend at Forest Lawn Cemetery in North Carolina, killed by a gunshot to the head.
Trickle tells her it will be a suicide, and when she asks whether he is on the scene, he says “I’m the one.”
As she offers to “get help to you,” he hangs up.
Listen to the 911 call here:
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Trickle had been suffering from chronic chest pain under his left breast and, according to brother Chuck, spiraled into depression amid his unbearable discomfort. Chuck says:
He was very down. He more or less said he didn’t know how much longer he could take the pain.