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Driver killed by gunshot wound to the head in Accomack County

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Posted at 12:36 PM, Dec 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-06 12:36:50-05

Virginia State Police are investigating after they found the driver of a vehicle dead from a gunshot wound to the head after the vehicle had struck a house in Parksley.

Police say they received a call reporting that the vehicle had struck the house in the 27000 block of Gargantha Landing Road at 10:44 p.m. Thursday night.

Troopers responded to find the driver, identified as 35-year-old Steven Pettit, dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations was called to the scene to assist in the criminal investigation.

This is being considered an active homicide investigation.