Monday, October 21, 2002

Man shoots, kills self after car accident

The Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - A Bowling Green man shot himself after crashing his vehicle into two other vehicles Saturday night, according to state police.

Jimmie Stamper, 40, was traveling south on highway 185 at 11:05 p.m. CDT, about a mile north of Bowling Green, when his car hit two vehicles - a car and a truck, police said. After Mr. Stamper's vehicle came to a rest, he got out and shot himself, Trooper Frank Thornberry said.

Mr. Stamper's three children were in the vehicle. The 7-, 5- and 4-year-olds were treated and released from the Bowling Green Medical Center.

The driver of the car that was hit - 27-year-old Wilma Warren of Bowling Green - and two passengers were treated and released from Greenview Hospital, police said.

The trucker driver - 26-year-old Daniel Russell of Bowling Green - and two of his four passengers were treated and released from the Bowling Green Medical Center.

Police gave no motive for Mr. Stamper's death.

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