FHP: Body found in burning car in Orange County

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after they say they found a body in a burning car on Tuesday morning.

In an update, troopers say the crash occurred around 12:32 a.m. on River Oaks Drive and Hiawassee Road. 

FHP reviewed video from the Misty Oak Apartments.

"Video shows a 2016 Scion FR-S traveling within the apartment complex and after making a left turn, the car slides off of the paved roadway," FHP said in an update. "Over the next few hours, the driver attempts to free his vehicle from a ditch, unsuccessfully." 

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At 5:14 a.m., the Orange County Fire Department was notified about the crash and responded to the scene.

The driver was evaluated and it was determined that he was not injured. FHP was then notified about the crash from firefighters at 5:17 a.m.

"The video does show that the car begins to catch fire at 6:39 a.m.," FHP said. "The trooper arrives on scene at 6:48 and the car is completely engulfed."

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Troopers are still attempting to locate the registered owner and the family. A positive identification is pending from the medical examiner. 

Check back for updates. 

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