Police: NE Ohio woman, 21, kills self after igniting truck

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Police in a northeast Ohio city say a woman apparently killed herself outside of an ex-girlfriend’s townhome after setting the woman’s truck ablaze in a nearby intersection.

The Chronicle-Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/1Y66GsG) that the sequence of events unfolded around 1 p.m. Friday near Turner Boulevard and Brunswick Drive in Elyria (eh-LEER’-ee-uh). Police did not immediately release the name of the 19-year-old ex-girlfriend or the 21-year-old suicide victim.

The driver left the Ford F-150 engulfed in flames, walked to the townhome and authorities say she shot herself there. Bystanders watching firefighters douse the fire reported hearing loud popping noises inside the truck.

The ex-girlfriend had called 911 warning the woman was drunk, had a gun and “might kill herself.”

Police said the women agreed the truck would be returned sometime this week.


Information from: The Chronicle-Telegram, http://www.chronicletelegram.com