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Coroner: Man commits suicide while riding on I-75
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A North Carolina man fatally shot himself Saturday night while riding in a van on Interstate 75 in Dooly County.

That's according to Dooly coroner Marvin Bowen.

He said it happened around 8 p.m., near mile marker 119 on I-75 north.

Bowen said the victim was Jeffrey Kurtyak, age 45, of Murphy, N.C.

Kurtyak died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Kurtyak's wife was driving the van, and he was riding in a back seat, the coroner said.

Dooly Sheriff Van Peavy said the man suffered from mental-health problems, and the death has been ruled a suicide.


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