Man found dead in car fire identified

(WUSA9) -- Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department officials have identified the man found dead after firefighters extinguished a car fire on Monday night.

Officials say 20-year-old Fidel Salmeron, Jr. of Springfield was found in a burning car at approximately 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Crosspointe area of Fairfax County. According to officials, the 1998 Chevrolet Camaro was located on the southbound side of Ox Road, beyond the intersection of Furnace Road. Salmeron was found in the driver's seat.

Fire investigators say the fire appears to have started in the engine compartment.

Fire investigators and Fairfax County Police are jointly investigating the incident, say officials.

A medical examiner will determine Salmeron's cause of death.


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