Sheriff: Fatality reported in car fire Tuesday

Authorities are investigating a vehicle fire reported Tuesday afternoon near St. Michael’s Cemetery in Radom that resulted in the death of one individual.

Washington County Sheriff Len Campbell said in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon that the identity of the person discovered at the scene has yet to be determined. The incident was reported to the sheriff’s office at 1:19 p.m. The Ashley Fire Protection District responded and handled the fire call.

Firefighters were called to St Michael’s Cemetery in Radom for a vehicle fire.

The sheriff’s office is reportedly receiving assistance from the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigations Unit, the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Washington County Coroner.

Campbell said the investigation is in the preliminary stages and more details will be released at a later date.

The Standard will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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