Man commits suicide on interstate

November 1, 2006

A man is dead and a woman hospitalized after a domestic dispute ended in suicide this morning on I-20 near the Georgia/South Carolina border.

The Aiken County Coroner's Office tells News 12 that around 7:45, Kambre L. Curry, 25, of Aiken and Martinez C. Curry, 27, of Augusta, pulled their vehicle onto the median near the South Carolina Welcome Center.

“Based on our preliminary investigation, it appears the couple got into an argument outside the car,” said Sheriff Michael Hunt. “Mr. Curry then walked to the passenger side, sat in the seat and shot himself in the head with a handgun. The bullet then traveled though the car and hit Mrs. Curry in the left leg as she removed a small girl from a child safety seat.”

Martinez Curry shot himself with a .45 caliber handgun.

Kambre Curry was taken to MCG. Her injuries are not life-threatening.

The child was unharmed, and relatives took custody of her.

An autopsy on Mr. Curry was scheduled for 1 o'clock in Newberry, South Carolina.

Traffic on I-20 westbound was reduced to one lane and backed up for several hours this morning, but the scene has been cleared and traffic is running smoothly.