A person was found dead inside of a vehicle that caught on fire near Marengo early Friday morning, officials say.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 1:50 a.m. Friday to Blissdale Road and Jackson Road in unincorporated Marengo for a motorist assist.
Deputies arrived and found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames, according to McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kevin Byrnes.
The Marengo Fire Protection District responded and extinguished the fire.
Emergency crews found a body inside the vehicle.
No deputies were injured in the incident, the sheriff’s office said.
Byrnes said the incident remains under investigation and more information will be released later.
The McHenry County Coroner’s Office has not released any information on the deceased person.