Police: Man’s death in car fire was accidental

Posted at 3:41 PM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 15:41:40-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Police have determined that a man who was found dead in a burned out car died accidentally.

Oliver Hernandez-Lorenzo, 21, was found in car that was on fire in the 700 block of Olympia Street SW on November 12th.  After crews put on the fire, the found Hernandez-Lorenzo’s body.

The Kent County Medical Examiner determined that Hernandez-Lorenzo died from asphyxia from smoke inhalation.  The examiner reports that his death was accidental.