Man accidentally shoots self along I-255 -

Man accidentally shoots self along I-255

A 55-year-old man accidentally shot himself inside his pickup truck around 9:40 p.m. Sunday night along Interstate 255 near the Fish Lake overpass in Columbia, according to the Illinois State Police.

Police said the man, identifed as Gary Wessel of Waterloo, was apparently attempting to pull out a jack or some tools from the truck to change a low tire when a shotgun inside the truck discharged.

"It appears to have been an accident," ISP Lt. James Morrisey said.

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