Police: 2 transporting grill hurt after SUV explodes when wife lights cigarette

Orlando Police: 2 transporting grill hurt after SUV explodes when wife lights cigarette

  • Two people were hurt Sunday while transporting a grill when a woman lit a cigarette and their SUV exploded, police said.
  • The man and his wife had a barbecue grill in the back of their Kia Sorento, according to Lt. Cindy Lane, of the Orlando Police Department.
  • The grill was turned on and the propane tank attached to the grill was open and connected.
  • Police said the wife went to light a cigarette and the SUV exploded.
  • Pictures sent out via the Orlando Police Department’s Twitter account show severe damage to the SUV.

Two people were hurt Sunday while transporting a grill when a woman lit a cigarette and their SUV exploded in Orlando, police said.

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Two people were hurt while transporting a grill when a woman lit a cigarette and their Kia Sorento exploded Sunday, Aug. 13, near the entrance to the Central Florida Fairgrounds. (Orlando Police Department)

Two people were hurt Sunday while transporting a grill when a woman lit a cigarette and their SUV exploded, police said.

The crash happened at about 3:26 p.m. at the entrance of the Central Florida Fairgrounds near colonial Drive and Pete Parrish Boulevard.

The man and his wife had a barbecue grill in the back of their Kia Sorento, according to Lt. Cindy Lane, of the Orlando Police Department.

The grill was turned on and the propane tank attached to the grill was open and connected.

Police said the wife went to light a cigarette and the SUV exploded.

The vehicle continued westbound and crashed into a pole. The driver and the passenger, who weren’t identified, were transported to an area hospital with burns. Their injuries are non-life-threatening, Lane said.

Pictures sent out via the Orlando Police Department’s Twitter account show severe damage to the SUV.

Police: 2 transporting grill hurt after SUV explodes when wife lights cigarette

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