Update: Man Found Dead in Burning Car in West Hartford Identified, Fire Ruled Accidental

  • Source: WVIT-TV NBC 30 New Britain
  • Published: 02/23/2021 12:00 AM

Police have identified the person who was found dead inside of a burning car in West Hartford earlier this month and the fire has been ruled accidental. On Wednesday, Feb. 3, an officer saw a car on fire in a parking lot at 46 Kane Street around 4 a.m., according to police. The officer broke a window to try and look inside of the vehicle, but the fire was too intense, police said. After firefighters extinguished the flames, emergency crews found a person dead in the driver's seat. Police have identified the person who was found as 66-year-old Stephen Pelletier, of Hartford. Authorities said the cause of the fire has been determined to be accidental. Anyone with information is asked to call police.


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