Joseph Konopa was outside the Grande Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation nursing home in the Cleveland suburb of Oakwood Village on April 17 when he caught fire, Fox News affiliate WJW-TV reported.
A motorist noticed Konopa's wheelchair up in flames and called the police.
“I arrived and noticed there was a wheelchair that was smoldering in front of the building with a male laying on the ground, face down,” Oakwood police Det. Ed Thyret told the news station.
He said Konopa wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse. He administered CPR until the fire department arrived. Konopa was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Embassy HealthCare, which manages the nursing home, said in a statement to WEWS-TV it's "unable to discuss specific resident information" due to privacy concerns and that it "is cooperating fully with state and local governing bodies on this investigation"