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Troopers identify man found dead in burning car

ST. PETERSBURG — A man found dead inside a burning car on Interstate 275 Saturday has now been identified by the Florida Highway Patrol. Lavonne Davis, 69, of 1662 21st Ave. S in St. Petersburg, suffered extensive burns, but he had his driver's license with him, said Sgt. Steve Gaskins. Firefighters got a call at 9:51 a.m. Saturday about a 1992 Chevrolet Caprice burning in the northbound emergency lane of Interstate 275 just north of Interstate 175. While putting out the fire, rescue crews discovered Davis' body inside. An investigation is continuing. Anyone who saw the incident is asked to call FHP Cpl. Douglas Guy at (813) 558-1800, ext. 31571.

Troopers identify man found dead in burning car 12/19/11 [Last modified: Monday, December 19, 2011 8:21pm]
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