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Man Dies By Suicide Following Hit-and-Run

By Travis Volz

A hit-and-run incident on Interstate 64 resulted in a brief pursuit of a subject who later died by suicide Sunday in Washington County.

According to the Illinois State Police, the subject in question, who authorities have not yet identified, turned a gun on himself after being pursued into the woods near Mile Marker 48 on I-64.

ISP units responded to a report of a hit-and-run accident in the eastbound lanes of the interstate. After locating the suspect vehicle, ISP Troopers, along with Washington County Deputies and Nashville Police Department encountered the suspect who displayed a firearm.

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