Woman charged after her alleged attempted suicide
MONTGOMERY – A Clinton Township woman faces charges for deliberately driving her SUV into an oncoming truck tractor with a double trailer on Route 15 in attempt to commit suicide, state police alleged in court papers.
“She wanted to kill herself and intentionally caused the collision,” Trooper John Knepp said of Consuella May Figueroa, who turned 36 today, of 6324 Route 15. She is accused of crashing her southbound vehicle into a rig driven by Troy Mohney, of Harrisburg, about a mile north of her home, in the township about 8 p.m. on Jan. 27.
Seeing the SUV come directly at him, Mohney quickly took evasive action in attempt to avoid a crash, Knepp said.
However, Figueroa still managed to plow her vehicle into Mohney’s second trailer, Kemp said. Both drivers escaped serious injuries.
The woman made “a suicidal statement,” to Montgomery Patrolman Nathan Moyer, the first officer to reach the scene, Knepp said.
Charged with recklessly endangering, criminal mischief, reckless driving and careless driving, Figueroa has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Jon E. Kemp.