OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — Opelousas police say a man whose body was found in a car on Interstate 49 apparently shot his windshield, then himself.
Police had said Monday that they could not immediately determine the cause of death.
Chief Perry Gallow said Tuesday that an autopsy found that the 28-year-old man killed himself in a traffic lane. He says the black Hyudai apparently was later hit from behind by an unsuspecting driver.
The Daily World reported three bullet holes in the car’s windshield. A photograph shows the message “SLOW DOWN!!” in large white letters across the car’s rear window.
Police say the car was found after several motorists called, starting about 6:40 a.m. Monday. It was on a little-used ramp to a road that ends just east of the interstate.
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