911 calls released on Friday indicate that a man, who tried to commit suicide after a crash that killed his wife, had just attended his mother's funeral on the morning of the accident. 51 year old John Marsh of Erlanger survived a gunshot wound to the chin, after the deadly crash on Wednesday night in Boone County.
A woman who identifies herself as Marsh's sister called 911 around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, saying that her brother had left a family dinner held after the funeral of Marsh's mother.
The woman tells dispatchers that Marsh crashed his car, and his wife-51 year old Gayle McNeese-had died in the accident. Marsh somehow made his way back to his sister's home on Akin Lane, where he found a rifle and shot himself in the chin. "He crashed the car, he said, I killed her, and he couldn't live without her, and he was going to kill himself."
Family members can be heard in the background saying they'd driven up and down the road and hadn't found the car. It was eventually found on Idlewild Road just outside of Burlington. McNeese was found dead in the car.
When asked if her brother was intoxicated, the sister answered, "Yes." She said she wouldn't have let him drive but that she didn't realize he'd left the house.
Marsh was flown to University Hospital-there has been no word on his condition.