Car fire that killed Milford man ruled accidental
MILFORD — A car fire that killed a Milford man has been ruled accidental.
The Connecticut Post reports that fire officials determined the fire started when Weir’s car went off the road, onto a boardwalk and then got stuck in sand.
Assistant Chief and Fire Marshal Gary Baker said in a statement that when Weir tried to drive out of the sand, part of the exhaust system touched the wooden boardwalk and started a fire. That fire then engulfed the car.
The newspaper reports it’s not clear why Weir could not exit the car.
The 72-year-old had recently been released after serving most of a three-year sentence for larceny from the Milford Rotary Club.