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Accidental gunshot wound proves fatal for Meigs Co. man

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MEIGS COUNTY, TN - The Meigs County Sheriff's Office confirms a man accidentally shot and killed himself while driving his car Wednesday afternoon.

They say James "Tony" McKenzie had a carry permit and his family says he always kept a gun on him.

He was driving north on Highway 58 around 3:30 p.m. when somehow the gun went off shooting him in the upper leg.

He pulled over on the side of the road and witnesses called 911, but he died of blood loss before emergency responders arrived.

Detectives say it was a freak accident and have ruled out suicide.
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