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 October 1st, 2010  
St. Lucie County Sheriff's investigators, St. Lucie County Fire District Haz-Mat team at scene of apparent suicide by poisonous chemicals, Sheriff Mascara announces
Members of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office and St. Lucie County Fire District are at the scene off an apparent suicide-by-poisonous-chemicals at the I-95 rest area just north of Orange Avenue, east of I-95, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

Authorities were sent to the rest area around 6:45 a.m. for a report of a suspicious vehicle, Sheriff Mascara said. The Florida Highway Patrol determined there was a victim in the car.

The fire department's hazardous materials team is on scene to decontaminate the vehicle before detectives of the Sheriff's Office can begin their investigation, according to Sheriff Mascara.

Fire district haz-mat team members are approaching the situation with caution because the gas produced inside the car may be poisonous and volatile. It may take a considerable amount of time to render the scene safe.

There is no information on the identity of the victim, and there is no information about the vehicle, Sheriff Mascara said.

At this time, there is no additional information. When more information is available, we were pass it along to members of media.

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