1 dead, 1 injured after crash in Monticello

MONTICELLO - Monticello authorities say one person is dead and another injured after a vehicle crashed into a restaurant during the morning hours of December 20.

Monticello police say Decatur resident Robert Howard, 79, suffered a heart attack while driving his vehicle through Monticello on Saturday.  Police say the heart attack led to Howard's vehicle crashing into the Red Wheel Restaurant.

Howard was pronounced dead at a local hospital.  Authorities say a woman working in the restaurant at the time suffered minor injuries.

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