Burned body found in vehicle in Jefferson Co.

Burned body found in vehicle in Jefferson Co.
The single-vehicle accident happened near Arabia Avenue and Jamaica Street in the Edgewater Community.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A body was found in a burned vehicle Monday night following a car accident in west Jefferson County.

The single-vehicle accident happened near Arabia Avenue and Jamaica Street in the Edgewater Community.

Authorities say the driver left the road and went through several trees before the undercarriage of the vehicle hit a cemented manhole cover which penetrated the gas tank and caused it to erupt in flames.

The sheriff’s department said there is no sign of foul play.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office will use dental records to identify the victim.

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