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1 dead in River Ridge vehicle fire

Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said around 3:20 a.m. a vehicle fire was reported inside The Creeks...
Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said around 3:20 a.m. a vehicle fire was reported inside The Creeks Apartments.(WVUE)
Updated: Oct. 8, 2018 at 5:48 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -One person has been confirmed dead in a vehicle fire in River Ridge Monday morning, according to Jefferson Parish officials.

Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said around 3:20 a.m. a vehicle fire was reported inside The Creeks Apartments.

Members of the Jefferson Parish Fire Department were called out to extinguish the fire, according to the report.

Lopinto said inside the vehicle an unidentified victim was found sitting on the driver’s side unresponsive. The victim was pronounced dead on scene.

According to Lopinto, at this time a cause of death or information on the victim will not be released.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the JPSO Investigations Bureau at 504 364-5300.

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