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Man Found Dead in Burning Car in West Hartford Identified, Fire Ruled Accidental: PD

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Police have identified the person who was found dead inside of a burning car in West Hartford earlier this month and the fire has been ruled accidental.

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, an officer saw a car on fire in a parking lot at 46 Kane Street around 4 a.m., according to police.

The officer broke a window to try and look inside of the vehicle, but the fire was too intense, police said.

After firefighters extinguished the flames, emergency crews found a person dead in the driver's seat.

Police have identified the person who was found as 66-year-old Stephen Pelletier, of Hartford. Authorities said the cause of the fire has been determined to be accidental.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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