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YCSO Detectives Looking Into A Fatal Car Fire Found Sunday On Stoneman Lake Road

Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials are looking into a suspicious death inside a vehicle near Interstate-17 Sunday afternoon. Deputies responded to a vehicle fire with a person possibly inside, on Stoneman Lake Road a quarter-mile east of I-17 at around 5:45 p.m. A man driving down I-17 called 911 to say he saw smoke and flames coming from Stoneman Lake Road and when he went to check out incident, he found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames and the strong smell of gas. He said the flames were too hot to get close to see if anyone was inside, so he returned to his vehicle and while using binoculars, saw what appeared to him to be a person in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Deputies arrived on the scene to find the vehicle still fully on fire, but after fire crews arrived and extinguished the flames, it was confirmed that a body was in the driver’s seat. The person’s identity, cause of the death and the cause of the fire are under investigation by YCSO detectives.