Victim identified in fatal Hi-Way Inn motel fire

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Officials have identified the man who died in a fire at a Fayetteville motel earlier this month.

Ronald Keith Davis, 51, was found dead after a fire broke out at the Hi-Way Inn motel at 1140 N. College Ave. at around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9.

Davis’ body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy and positive identification. Lab officials said the cause of death was acute smoke and soot inhalation.

The Fayetteville Fire Marshal’s Office is still conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire.