Man found dead in burning pickup truck in Columbia County

LAKE CITY, Fla. - After Columbia County firefighters extinguished the flames of a burning pickup truck early Thursday morning, they found a man dead inside.

According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, the Chevrolet pickup was found burning on S.W. Cypress Lake Road about 4 a.m. 

Detectives say there was no evidence that the fire was the result of a crash and the cause of the fire is under investigation. 

The Sheriff's Office said there was no indication of foul play and the death is being investigated as accidental. The name of the victim is not being released pending positive identification by the Medical Examiner's Office in Jacksonville. An autopsy will also be reveal the cause of death.

The Sheriff's Office and State Fire Marshal's office are jointly investigating this case.   The Florida Department of Law Enforcement's crime scene technicians gathered potential evidence.

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