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Bartow police investigate deadly single-vehicle crash that caught on fire

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 13:28:00-04

BARTOW, Fla. — Bartow police are investigating a deadly single-vehicle crash.

Police said on Saturday at around 6:13 a.m., the Bartow Fire Department was notified of a brush fire in the 1200 block of US Hwy 17 N.

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The fire department responded to the area and determined the source of the fire was a vehicle that had exited the roadway and struck a tree.

The fire was extinguished and a body was located within the vehicle.

The incident was determined to be a single-vehicle crash and Bartow police took over the investigation.

The cause of the death has not been determined at this time.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.