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Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Authorities are investigating the death of an individual that was found in a burning car early Saturday morning.

Deputies responded to Heyward Brockington Road at approximately 4 a.m. on Saturday to investigate a suspicious death.

Officials say when they arrived at the scene they were able to determine that a single car accident occurred in the area.

Lt. Curtis Wilson with the Richland County Sheriff's Department says the car was fully engulfed in flames.

Columbia Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.

Deputies say a body was found inside the vehicle.

The identity of the individual is unknown at this time.

The Richland County Sheriff's Department is continuing to investigate this incident.

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