1 dead after explosion inside vehicle in Meijer parking lot in Macomb County

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Posted at 2:31 PM, Nov 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-22 16:47:09-05

(WXYZ) — The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office says they are investigating after a person was found dead following an explosion inside a vehicle in a Meijer parking lot in Lenox Township on November 19.

The sheriff’s office says it happened around 2:15 p.m. at the Meijer located at 36865 26 Mile Road.

According to the sheriff’s office, surveillance video shows the Subaru Impreza entered the parking lot around 1:45 p.m. — and no one was reportedly seen leaving or approaching the vehicle. An explosion inside the vehicle reportedly happened around 2:15 p.m. and the Subaru became engulfed in flames. Authorities say they found a man's body on the passenger side once the fire was extinguished.

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office says they have ruled out foul play and an investigation is ongoing.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story indicated that a vehicle exploded, a clarification has been added that an explosion reportedly occurred within the vehicle, causing it to light on fire.