By: KDKA-TV News Staff
CRANBERRY, Pa. (KDKA) – The body found inside a car that exploded in the parking lot of the Red Robin in Cranberry Township has been identified.READ MORE: Police Surround Home In Moon Township
The Butler County coroner says 53-year-old Mark Jenks from Cranberry was inside the car discovered Friday. The cause of death is smoke inhalation and burns while the manner of death is pending.
Police said they responded Friday around 5 p.m. after a call came in for a car explosion in the parking lot of the restaurant on Route 228. After extinguishing the burning vehicle, police found the body.READ MORE: Woman Charged In Connection With Shooting Death Of 18-Year-Old North Hills Graduate Ahmir Tuli
Witnesses said they could feel the walls shake at the time of the explosion, the police chief said. People four to five miles from the scene told KDKA that they could see the smoke from the fire.
The car, which was towed away from the scene, was in a secluded corner of the parking lot.MORE NEWS: 19-Year-Old Worker Dies On Neville Island After Falling 50-60 Feet Off Roof
It remains unclear if the fire and explosion are being investigated as suspicious.