UPDATE: The Varnell Police Chief released a statement on Facebook expressing the loss of one of their officers.

PREVIOUS STORY: The GBI has released new information in regards to Saturday night's fatal accident. 

We now know that the victim in the crash was a Varnell City Police Officer.

According to witnesses, the male officer was speeding just before the crash.

The GBI, Georgia State Patrol and the Catoosa County Sheriff's Office all responded to the accident.

When officers arrived on scene, the victim was inside the vehicle with a gunshot wound.

Foul play is not suspected to be a factor.

PREVIOUS STORY: The Georgia State Patrol is working a fatal crash on Highway 41 in Ringgold. It happened just after 8 p.m. on Saturday.

State troopers said the vehicle was heading toward I-75 near exit 345 when it crossed the median and the southbound lanes before going down an embankment hitting the bottom.

GSP said a man died in the wreck. They told Channel 3 he had a gunshot wound.

A GBI spokeswoman said the agency has been requested by the Ringgold Police Department to assist in the death investigation.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for more details on this developing story.