May 9, 2010
Hwy 330 and 265th Street, Rural Marshall County - Marshall County authorities respond to a car fire on 265th Street just off of Hwy 330.
About 0326 AM this morning there was a report of a car on fire just off highway 330 between Melbourne and Marshalltown. After arrival of the Melbourne Fire Department and sheriff's deputies it was discovered the burning car was occupied by one individual.
The adult male victim, who had sustained life threatening burns, was immediately transported to the Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center by ambulance. The subject died at approximately 10 am. Marshall County Medical Examiner, Dr. David Bethel will be ordering an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
The Marshall County Sheriff's Office has impounded the incident vehicle and will be working with the Iowa State Fire Marshal's Office in conducting the investigation. The cause of the fire at this time is unknown and there does not appear to be any evidence of a collision having occurred.
The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of family.
Any further information on this incident will be released by the Marshall County Medical Examiner and the Iowa Fire Marshal.
About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is lead by Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus. Sheriff Kamatchus is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.
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Detective Wade Ruopp
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
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