Death At Purdys Train Station Ruled Suicide

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The spot where a man was found inside a burning car at the Purdys train station. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
The Westchester County Medical Examiner's office determined that the man committed suicide. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
MTA Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
MTA Police said the man died of burns suffered in the fire. Photo Credit: Sam Barron

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The Westchester County Medical Examiner's office has ruled that a man found in a burning car Sunday afternoon at the Purdys train station committed suicide.

The medical examiner's office made its ruling after conducting an autopsy Monday. According to Salvatore Arena, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), the main is believed to be in his 40s, while according to LoHud, he is from Somers.

The man died of burns suffered in the fire, according to MTA Police.

MTA Police said they received the report of the car fire at 4:15 PM. When they arrived at the scene along with New York State Police they found a late model Chevy Tahoe burning and the man unresponsive inside the car. The fire was extinguished by the Croton Hills Fire Department.

The occupant of the car was pronounced dead at the scene by the Westchester County Medical Examiner, according to Arena.

The MTA Police Detectives are continuing the investigation in to the circumstances surrounding this incident, Arena said.

Croton Hills Fire Department and New York State Police declined comment, deferrinrall queries to MTA Police.

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