Police are working to identify a person found dead inside a vehicle near a golf course in Middlefield Wednesday night. State police said they believe the vehicle went off the road, hit a tree and caught fire.
The Middlefield Volunteer Fire Company said Valley Shore Emergency Communications received a 911 call at 11:15 p.m. about a vehicle that was on fire off Miller Road.
The Middlefield Volunteer Fire Company and state police responded and they found a vehicle on fire about 20 feet off the roadway, next to the Apple Nine Golf Course, according to the fire department.
When firefighters put the fire out, they found a person dead inside the vehicle.
State police believe the vehicle was in a crash, went off the road, hit a tree and caught fire.
State police said they cannot confirm who the driver is and they are working with the office of the chief medical examiner.
No one else was in the vehicle.
Fire officials said the Connecticut State Police accident reconstruction unit is investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Connecticut State Police, Troop F at 860-399-2100.
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