Body found in burning car in Toad Creek, Topton

Firefighters found a body inside a car after extinguishing a car fire in Toad Creek at Topton Community Park on Sunday at 5:15 a.m.

A brush fire was called into Berks County Radio at 5:14 a.m. Fire personnel arrived on scene minutes later to find a vehicle fully engulfed in flames, according to a State Police Reading report.

Once the fire was extinguished, a body was discovered in the passenger compartment, according to the report.

The Troop L Major Case Team was activated, along with the Troop L Fire Marshal Unit, to investigate the incident. The Berks County Coroners Office is also investigating.


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