Coroner: Man commits suicide while riding on I-75 | News
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.