HOLMES COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – Officials in Holmes County believe a head-on crash that took place over the weekend was intentionally caused.
According to a press release from the Holmes County Sheriff, the crash happened Sunday at about 5:45 p.m on State Route 241, just north of Township Road 327 in Hardy Township.
Officials say a man in an SUV was driving southbound when he “intentionally drove his vehicle left of center.”
The man struck a Jeep head-on. The Jeep was being driven by a 31-year-old from Millersburg.
According to the release, the man was transported to the hospital and later pronounced dead “as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound that occurred immediately following the crash.”
The woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries. She was treated and released from the hospital. Officials say she was wearing a seatbelt.
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