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Mobile home fire of man charged in deadly Rt. 57 crash being investigated as suspicious

A mobile home destroyed by fire early Monday morning at the former Casual Estates park in the town of Clay was the residence of a man accused of being high on heroin during a crash that killed a Liverpool woman.
Updated at 9:27 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2:

Clay (WSYR-TV) – A mobile home destroyed by fire early Monday morning at the former Casual Estates park in the town of Clay was the residence of a man accused of being high on heroin during a crash that killed a Liverpool woman.

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the mobile home at 5500 Grosvenor Road in the town of Clay was the residence of Muhammad Baqir.

According to court documents, Baqir told officers that he had sniffed heroin the day of the crash on Route 57 in the town of Clay – which took the life of 34-year-old Meagan Patterson and hospitalized four others.

Firefighters responded to the location on Grosvenor Road in Madison Village around 4:13 a.m., according to the Onondaga County 911 website.

No one was injured during the incident.

Fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire and the Sheriff's Office says the fire is being investigated as suspicious.

Baqir faces charges including vehicular manslaughter, driving while under the influence of drugs, and aggravated unlicensed operator.

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