Monday, May 1, 2023

Victim Identified in Fatal Burma Road Car Fire

The victim of a fatal car fire on the Burma Road early Saturday has been identified.

Around 5:00am, Saturday, emergency personnel called to 781 Burma Road, at the truck crossing near the Famous Reading Outdoors parking lot near St. Clair for a report of a vehicle fire.

When emergency personnel arrived, they found a pick up truck fully involved.

Around 5:20am, the fire was reported under control, and firefighters found a victim in the nearby brush with multiple burns.

A short time later, the Schuylkill County Coroner's Office was called to the scene.

According to the Schuylkill County Coroner's Office, Dominic McGruther, 42, of St. Clair, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is still ongoing and an autopsy was scheduled for later Monday to determine his cause of death.