Longview Contest Organizers Consider Future

The future of the event is unsure.  That's according to organizers of a Longview contest marred by a contestant's suicide. Officials with Patterson-Nissan have not indicated what the future is of the Longview Hands On A Hardbody contest. This year's contest was cancelled 48 hours into it when contestant Richard Vega killed himself in front of officers at a nearby K-mart.

A Patterson spokesperson says it's too early to speculate on whether the contest will return.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.  bhallmark@kltv.com