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Woman Dies in Car Explosion at Route 22 Self-Storage in McVeytown, PA

A woman died in a car explosion at Route 22 Self-Storage in McVeytown, Pa., on Jan. 23. Investigators identified the victim as 58-year-old Lisa Ann Casto of Hagerstown, Md. Her death was ruled a suicide, according to the source.

Facility owner Jayme Spickler told police that Casto entered the facility about 2:30 p.m. in a car with an out-of-state license plate. Moments later, it just “exploded,” Spickler said.

First responders on the scene included McVeytown Ambulance, McVeytown Volunteer Fire Co., Newton-Wayne Fire Co., Pennsylvania State Police and West Granville Fire Co.

Casto was identified through forensic testing, according to Daniel P. Lynch, coroner for Mifflin County. The incident is still under investigation.

An online obituary on “The Herald-Mail Media” states Casto is survived by her husband, two daughters and six grandchildren as well as extended family members. A memorial service was held on Feb. 1 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hagerstown.

Units at the self-storage facility were destroyed in the blast, though sources have not specified the extent of the damage.

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