PATASKALA, OH (WCMH) — Police in Licking County are investigating after a body was found during a vehicle fire.
According to the West Licking Joint Fire District, crews were called to the 7200 block of Broad Street, on the report of a car fire at about 1:53am, Thursday.
When crews arrived on scene, they found three vehicles engulfed in flames.
Firefighters said after extinguishing the fire, a body was discovered.
According to the Licking County Sheriff’s Office, a driver was attempting to turn the vehicle into a driveway in the 7200 block of Broad Street when it missed and got partially stuck in a flower bed, possibly rupturing the gas tank.
Deputies said the vehicle also struck a parked vehicle and a tree during the crash, and at one point the driver spun the tires in the mulch causing the vehicle to catch fire.
The incident remains under investigation, and deputies said they are still working on identifying the victim.What others are clicking on: