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Fatal fire at Love's truck stop claims a life, investigation underway

An unidentified male died in a vehicle fire at the Love's truck stop in Dwight, Illinois in the early hours of Thursday, Feb 15.

The incident: Grundy County firefighters responded to the fire at around 3 a.m. and discovered a cargo van engulfed in flames. Upon extinguishing the fire, they found the victim inside.

  • The Grundy County Coroner's Office announced that an autopsy is scheduled for the afternoon of Feb 15.
  • The cause of the fatal fire is currently under investigation.

This event marks the second fatal overnight vehicle fire at a Love's truck stop in Grundy County, following a November 30 incident that claimed two lives.

In context: The Dwight Love's truck stop is part of a chain commonly frequented by truckers for refueling and rest. Safety at truck stop facilities is a priority in the industry, given the high volume of vehicles and combustion hazards present.

What's next: Officials are working to ascertain the victim's identity and investigate the circumstances leading to the incident.

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