Firefighters find body inside of burning vehicle in Isabella County

SHERMAN TOWNSHIP, MI -- Deputies from the Isabella County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of a vehicle fire about 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, on North Coldwater Road near El Camino Grande Road in Sherman Township.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies found a 2004 Ford Escape fully engulfed in flames in a yard upon arrival.

At the same time, the Nottawa-Sherman Fire Department was arriving and began extinguishing the flames. Firefighters discovered a single body inside the vehicle, according to the sheriff's office.

The vehicle appeared to have left the roadway and traveled through a ditch for a short distance before hitting a driveway and flipping end over end, according to the sheriff's department.

Deputies investigating the accident were able to locate a partial vehicle identification number and determined the driver could be a 19-year-old female from the Weidman area, according to the sheriff's department.

The victim cannot be positively identified until the medical examiner's office at Sparrow confirms the identity, according to the sheriff's department.

The investigation is ongoing and additional details were not immediately available.