Hampton Bays Vehicle Fire Leaves Man Dead

A man was found dead inside a vehicle that had caught fire on a beach in Hampton Bays over the weekend but investigators do not suspect foul play, Southampton Town Police said.

Southampton and Hampton Bays firefighters responded to the blaze off North Road overlooking Peconic Bay shortly after noon Saturday and found the victim inside the vehicle after extinguishing the flames, police said.

The victim’s identity was not immediately available. His body was taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office.

Suffolk County police Arson Squad, Homicide Squad and Crime Scene detectives are continuing the investigation.

Southampton town police ask anyone with information about the incident to call them at 631-702-2230. All callers will be kept confidential.