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Virginia State Police investigating deaths in Lee County

From staff reports • Mar 10, 2019 at 9:52 PM

Update: — Police officer identified as one of two victims in U.S. 23 incident

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The Virginia State Police is investigating the discovery of two bodies at a crash site along US 23 in Lee County early Sunday morning.

VSP spokesperson Corinne Geller said that State Trooper D.G. Giles arrived at the scene of a traffic crash approximately eight miles north of Duffield and five miles south of Big Stone Gap at 4 a.m. A vehicle with two occupants had been traveling northbound on US 23 when it ran off the highway into the median.

Geller said that further investigation showed that the adult male and adult female in the vehicle were dead and each had gunshot wounds. The bodies were taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Roanoke for autopsies.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department referred comment to the State Police.

Geller said the names of the occupants are being withheld, and the incident is still being investigated.

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