A Dodge Durango is shown on fire along Ridgeway Drive in Harlan.

Car bursts into flames Tuesday night; victim dies

    HARLAN -- The remains of a body were discovered in a vehicle in southwest Harlan late Tuesday night, Nov. 28 following an explosion and vehicle fire in the back yard of a residence along Ridgeway Drive.
    Shelby County Sheriff reports indicate at approximately 11:18 p.m., the Harlan Police Department, Medivac Ambulance and the sheriff’s office were dispatched to 4025 Ridgeway Dr. on a report of an explosion and fire.  When officers arrived they located a vehicle next to a shed in the back yard, both fully engulfed in flames.  After the fire was extinguished, human remains were found inside the vehicle.
    The remains are being sent to the state medical examiner’s office for identification and cause of death.
    Learn more about how the accident occured and photos in the Thurs., Nov. 30 Harlan News-Advertister available online thru our e-edition for only $1
    See the 37-second video by Steve Mores at: https://youtu.be/jmz7BVCXqXs

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