Identity of fatal car fire victim released

The identity of a man who died in a car fire in New Munster Friday has been released.

Paul H. Hoffman, 64, of Burlington, died of burn injury and smoke inhalation, said a media release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.

Hoffman’s pickup was reported on fire in the parking lot of the store where he worked in the 6500 block of 352nd Avenue. Bystanders attempted to get him out of the vehicle but were unsuccessful. Deputies and fire and rescue personnel that responded to the fire found the vehicle fully engulfed in flames.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, said Sgt. Eric Klinkhammer, KCSD public information officer.


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