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Man who died in Va. crash may have meant to kill self: Police

Virginia authorities suspect one of two men who died in a multi-vehicle accident intended to kill himself when he caused the crash.

State police Sgt. Michelle Cotten says the North Carolina man told an acquaintance he'd left a letter and suggested he watch the news before the wreck Monday night in Chesapeake.

The driver's name has not been released.

Police say his Toyota slammed head-on into a pickup, killing 72-year-old Suffolk resident Richard L. Williamson. A passenger in the Toyota and a woman in a third vehicle were injured.

-- The Virginian-Pilot

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 28, 2010; 7:58 AM ET
Categories:  Traffic Accidents , Virginia  
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Why didn't he drive into a body of water or into a concrete barrier or something? What a selfish, reckless way to attempt suicide. Hope they end up charging him with a minimum of manslaughter.

Actually, it looks like it may have been an attempted murder-suicide.

Posted by: FedUpInMoCo | April 28, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

You might want want to read a little more closely. He's dead. It will be a little hard to charge him with anything.

Posted by: ceebee2 | April 28, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

DEATH (suicide) BY COP. It takes numerous forms.

Posted by: kinkysr | April 28, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Ah, you're right. Curse my speed-reading / short attention span.

Well, he died a jerk. That's a lousy way to kill yourself.

Posted by: FedUpInMoCo | April 28, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

"Well, he died a jerk."

That, he did.

Posted by: ceebee2 | April 28, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

what an a**!

Posted by: kdukes1 | April 28, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

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