Tennessee Man Accidentally Shoots Himself to Death While Driving

A Tennessee man fatally shot himself by accident while he was driving on Wednesday. James McKenzie was driving on the highway when he accidentally shot himself in the thigh with a .45 caliber handgun and by the time help arrived he had bled to death.

It is unknown at this point exactly how McKenzie shot himself, but authorities say that while McKenzie was in pain he managed to pull the car over to the side of the highway, which is where authorities found him. He had no past issues on his driving record, but he was a gun-carry permit holder.

One detective said this should serve as a warning to people to make sure their guns are not cocked whenever they have them on their person in such a setting.

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