VSP: Man dies along I-85 after accidentally shooting self

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DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police said that they are investigating after what appears to be an accidental, self-inflicted fatal shooting on I-85 in Dinwiddie County.

Police said Kavon A. Cooper, 21, was one of three adults riding in a vehicle traveling south on I-85 when he accidentally shot a gun while waving it around. The bullet struck Cooper, causing serious injuries.

The driver of the vehicle pulled off at Boydton Plank road and pulled into a restaurant parking lot to get help.

Cooper died at the scene. Neither the driver or the other passenger was injured.

The incident remains under investigation.

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