BROOKINGS, Ore. (AP) – Authorities in southwestern Oregon say a motorist shot and killed himself after a traffic crash.
Curry County Sheriff John Ward says the vehicle veered into a ditch late Saturday afternoon and ended up on its side. A reserve deputy helped the 55-year-old Brookings man get out of the car.
The sheriff says a few minutes later, without warning, the driver pulled a handgun from his pocket and fired a shot into his head.
Ward says investigators are trying to find a motive. The reserve deputy said the man had shown signs of intoxication.