Death of driver fatally shot, crashed on I-95 ruled homicide

Posted at 4:39 PM, Nov 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-03 16:39:26-05

CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. – A state medical examiner has ruled the death of a man killed, after he crashed his pickup truck on Interstate 95 south Friday morning, a homicide.

Vernon Huff, 43, was found with multiple gunshot wounds after his truck overturned at the 102 mile marker in Caroline County.

Huff was flown by State Police Med-Flight helicopter to VCU Medical Center where he died from his injuries late Friday morning.

Vernon Huff

Vernon Huff

Police said the man was shot before the crash. In this case homicide means that the victim died by someone else’s hand.  It does not mean that the incident itself is a homicide but that someone else contributed to the death of said person.

The cause of death was determined to be from gunshot wounds to the left arm. Huff’s remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for autopsy.

If you have information about this incident that could help investigators, call Virginia State Police at 804-553-3445.

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