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Update: Man Found Dead Inside Vehicle in Rahway Identified


Police continue to investigate circumstances surrounding a 55-year-old man's death after he was found inside a burning vehicle Friday night.

According to preliminary, firefighters responded to 1066 Westfield Avenue shortly before 9 p.m. after receiving calls reporting a vehicle fire near a house at that location.

Upon arrival, fire crews swiftly extinguished the blaze but not before locating William Ryan, 55, inside the vehicle unconscious.

The victim was rushed to an area hospital where he was ultimately pronounced dead.

The cause of the fire and the cause of Ryan's death remains under investigation.

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