The Sunday lunch rush was underway at the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City, N.C., a restaurant about 30 miles west of Charlotte. Inside the rustic eatery with wooden plank walls, Roger Self, a former police officer turned private investigator, was eating appetizers with his family. Around noon, the 62-year-old got up from the table. The family thought he was going to the restroom, the Gaston Gazette later reported.
"He Took His Family to Lunch, Left the Table and Rammed Them with His Car, Killing Two, Police Say" is from the May 21, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.