- Associated Press - Monday, May 15, 2017

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.

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