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Man lights himself on fire in car on Southwest Trafficway

Man lights himself on fire
Posted at 2:07 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 20:29:43-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man intentionally lit himself on fire by dousing his body with kerosene after an argument with his girlfriend, according to Kansas City police.

The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on Southwest Trafficway near West 40th Street. Witnesses told police the man lit himself on fire in the backseat of a car after drinking kerosene and then pouring it on himself, a Kansas City Police Department spokesman said.

The man was being treated at an area hospital for severe burns on most of his body, police said. His girlfriend was not injured.