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HazMat death ruled suicide

/ Source: WHEC-TV

MPN- The Ontario County coroner has ruled that the death of a man in Boughton Park Monday was a suicide.

Ontario County deputies said the 21-year-old man, who they would not identify, died from inhaling a lethal gas, which he intentionally created by mixing two chemicals.

Deputies said a passerby found the vehicle parked in a parking area near Stirnie Road at about 4:45 p.m. Monday.

Stirnie Road was closed and neighbors within a half-mile radius of the area were evacuated for several hours until a HazMat crew could safely remove the body and the vehicle without releasing the toxic hydrogen chloride gas into the air.

Several people who came into contact with the vehicle were treated for minor skin irritation near the scene by East Bloomfield Ambulance personnel.

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