Woman lights cigarette in car with propane grill, SUV explodes (photos)


FLORIDA — A couple’s car exploded Sunday after a woman lit a cigarette inside an SUV with a propane, barbecue grill in it.

Orlando Police Lt. Cindy Lane said the couple, whose names have not been released, left a barbecue at Central Florida Fairgrounds and placed the grill in the back seat of their Kia Sorento with the propane tank open and the grill turned on.

After the explosion, the car continued traveling until it crashed into a pole, according to reports.

Photos posted by the Orlando Police show the SUV with its roof partially blown off, the windshield blown out, and dents all over the vehicle.

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