Crews find dead victim in burning car in River Ridge

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 08, 2018 - 6:26 am

Flames engulfing a car prompted calls to 911 before 3:30 this morning in River Ridge.

"Sheriff Joseph Lopinto reports headquarters received multiple calls around 3:20 Monday morning about a vehicle fire inside the The Creeks Apartments in  River Ridge,"  Public Information Officer Glen Boyd said in an email.

The Jefferson Parish Fire Department responded to extinguish the flames.

"Inside, the vehicle an unidentified victim was found sitting on the driver’s side unresponsive."

Boyd says EMS pronounced the person dead on the scene.

"Right now we do not have a cause of death or victim information and will release further when it becomes available."

He asks anyone with information to contact our Investigations Bureau at 504-364-5300.

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