A person died early Wednesday morning after his tractor trailer burned at the intersection of U.S. Highway 421 and McNeill Road in northwest Sanford, city police are reporting.

Sanford Police responded around 4:30 a.m. to 101 McNeill Road, where they found a deceased person in the sleeper cab of a burning tractor trailer. Officers declined to release the name of the person pending familial notification.

While 101 McNeill Road is the address of Trion Inc., a company which manufactures air quality products, WTVD reports that the fire took place in the parking lot of Johnson Controls, and that “the deceased was delivering filters and was waiting for the building to open when something in the cab caught fire.”

WRAL has a photo of the truck in the building’s parking lot.  Police indicated that more information will be released as it becomes available.

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