Law enforcement officials in Frederick County, VA, have
confirmed that an injured truck driver discovered at an area truck stop was not
attacked but rather suffered from a self-inflicted injury.
Tuesday, Dec. 14, Frederick County deputies went to the
Flying J Truck Stop in Clearbrook, VA, to check on a driver after his company
had called the police concerned about his welfare. The driver had missed a
delivery and had not responded to calls from his company for a couple days.
Capt. John Heflin with the sheriff’s office said when
deputies found the driver in his truck they discovered his penis had been
severed from his body, apparently a couple days before he was found.
“That’s when we discovered this stuff that had happened to
him,” Heflin said.
The organ was recovered at the scene and transported along
with the driver to a Winchester hospital. The man remained hospitalized the
following day. His condition was unknown.
The investigation into the incident has led investigators to
believe it was a self-inflicted injury and not the result of an attack,
according to Heflin.
Heflin declined comment on why law enforcement officials
believe the man had apparently injured himself.
By Jami Jones