2 die in apparent murder-suicide at rest stop at Tennessee-Kentucky border

2 die in apparent murder-suicide at rest stop at Tennessee-Kentucky border

July 16th, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

FRANKLIN, Ky. - Two people were killed Tuesday night after what Kentucky State Police described as a murder-suicide at a rest stop on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line near Franklin.

Trooper Jonathan Biven said a man walked up to a parked car Tuesday at about 9:25 p.m. and shot the driver before turning the gun on himself.

"It's just a random tragedy," Biven said. "It's just a single act."

The man in the car, 40-year-old Jamie Plymel of Spring Hill, Tennessee, was pronounced dead at Franklin Medical Center in Simpson County, Kentucky.

Biven said James Roames, 39, of Hendersonville, Tennessee died at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Biven said investigators believe Plymel and Roames did not know each other and are unsure what prompted the shooting at the welcome center along the northbound lanes of Interstate 65.

The investigation is ongoing.