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Update to the Death Investigation After Car Fire in Barren County

Date of News Release: 06/11/2012

(Bowling Green, KY.) -- The victim in this incident has been identified as, Sharadkumar M. Patel (63) of Gallatin, Tn.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

No foul play is suspected.

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Death Investigation After Car Fire in Barren County

Date of News Release: 06/11/2012

(Bowling Green, KY.) -- On Monday, June 11, 2012, at 2:27 pm Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green responded to the 8 mile marker on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway in Barren County in reference to a vehicle fire.

According to Detective Chad Winn's preliminary investigation, a 2005 Chrysler Town and County minivan was reported to be on fire at the 8 mile marker west bound on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway. Once the fire department arrived a male victim was located in the van deceased. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Barren County Coroners office.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by Kentucky State Police Arson Investigator and the Kentucky Fire Marshall's Office.

The name of the victim located in the vehicle is being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

Updates to follow.

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