Person found dead inside burned-out car in Mandeville, Que.

A man is dead after becoming a prisoner in his moving car, which was on fire.

Authorities investigating to determine how car caught fire

The Sûreté du Québec are investigating how a vehicle in the Lanaudière region of Quebec caught fire with a driver still inside. (Rémi Tremblay/Radio-Canada)

Quebec's provincial police are investigating after a body was found in a burned car near the town of Mandeville, Que., north of Joliette.

A Sûreté du Québec spokesman said the car was found on Lac DeLigny Road at 1:15 a.m. Thursday morning.

It's unclear how the vehicle caught fire, but a person was found burned in the driver's seat. Police are unsure if it's a man or a woman.

Investigators are on the scene trying to determine precisely what happened.