MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — Authorities say a man was found dead after a car fled a police checkpoint in southern Virginia.
The incident happened Thursday night in the Martinsville area.
The Henry County Sheriff’s Office says a car fled a checkpoint, but they lost sight of the car after a brief chase.
The car was later found abandoned near an industrial park.
As the area was searched, Lt. Col. Steve Eanes with the sheriff’s office says a gunshot was heard in a wooded area. He says deputies later found a man dead.
The cause of the man’s death is not known at this time.
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