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Death Of Man Whose Body Was Found In Burning Truck In Ventura County Now Called Natural Causes

Investigators now say what appeared to be the suspicious death of a man in Ventura County now looks like it was accidental.

Ventura County firefighters called to put out a pickup truck fire Saturday night in Moorpark found a man’s body inside.

But, the Medical Examiner’s office determined that Kevin McKervey had died of natural causes. It’s believed he collapsed in the truck and died, and a cigarette he had been smoking then started the vehicle fire.

The pickup had been parked behind a shopping center on Los Angeles Avenue.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.