Suicide by gunshot while driving an automobile.

  title={Suicide by gunshot while driving an automobile.},
  author={Gregory B. Murphy},
  journal={The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology},
  volume={10 4},
Suicide by a motor vehicle occurs more commonly than is realized, and may be difficult to prove. Suicide by other means while driving a vehicle is far less common. An automobile driven by a young woman left a road at high speed, became airborne, and came to rest on its top in a front yard. This was initially assumed to be a fatal traffic accident. Upon righting the vehicle, a .357 revolver was found on the ground beside it. A single, fatal, self-inflicted gunshot wound was found in the decedent… CONTINUE READING