Link probed between wreck, death

David Aycock of Walla Walla died Thursday, about a half-day after a traffic crash.

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WALLA WALLA -- The coroner's office is investigating the death of a Walla Walla man who died Thursday afternoon, approximately half a day after he had been in a traffic crash.

According to the coroner's office, David Aycock, 38, of South Third Avenue was taken from his home to Walla Walla General Hospital at 1:28 p.m., where he was pronounced dead 20 minutes later by emergency room personnel.

It was unclear if Aycock's death was related to a crash Wednesday evening; a forensic pathologist will perform an autopsy in the next couple of days, Coroner Richard Greenwood said.

Aycock was a correctional officer at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, and was married with three children, ages 15 months to 6, according to the coroner's report.

Alfred Diaz can be reached at alfreddiaz@wwub.com or 526-8325.

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