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Authorities in a small eastern Illinois town say a heart attack led to an automobile crash that killed one man and injured a woman.

The police department in Monticello said Monday that 79-year-old Robert L. Howard of Decatur suffered a heart attack while driving through Monticello late Saturday morning.

According to reports, police said Howard's vehicle crashed into the Red Wheel Restaurant.

Howard died at a local hospital.

Police said a woman who worked at the restaurant had minor injuries.

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