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WENTZVILLE, MO (KTVI) – The St. Charles County Police Department is investigating an unusual accident between Wentzville and Troy Missouri. According to police the accident occurred on Highway 61, where a vehicle ran off the road. Paramedics were called to the scene, but backed off when they saw the occupant had a gun.

Police arriving on the scene heard a gunshot. As they approached the vehicle, officers found the occupant dead inside the vehicle from self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Traffic on highway has been stopped during the police action. A witness near the scene says the highway is closed and observed a large number police in the area with weapons.