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KSP Investigates Fatal Vehicle Fire in Martin County

Date of News Release: 11/10/2015

(Inez, KY) - Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Post, is investigating a fatal vehicle fire that occurred in Martin County during the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 10, 2015.

Post 09 received a call from Martin County 911 advising the Inez Fire Department was on the scene of a vehicle fire at Camp Branch of Coldwater Road. The fire department advised that once the fire was extinguished, a body was discovered inside. KSP Detectives responded to the scene, and the preliminary investigation indicated that the vehicle left the roadway, and traveled into a ditch where the vehicle caught fire. The operator was pronounced deceased at the scene by Martin County Coroner John Dye. The body was sent for identification and autopsy to State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort.

No foul play is suspected at this time. The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Kentucky State Police Detective Kevin Newsome. He was assisted at the scene by Post 09 Arson Investigator Nick Endicott.