Couple transporting grill injured after SUV explodes when wife lights up cig, cops say

Orlando Sentinel – by Christal Hayes

A couple transporting a barbecue grill was injured Sunday after their SUV exploded, Orlando police said.

Authorities say the crash happened about 3:30 p.m. near the entrance of the Central Florida Fairgrounds near Colonial Drive and Pete Parrish Boulevard.

The couple, who weren’t identified, had a barbecue grill in the back of their red Kia Sorento, Orlando Police Lt. Cindy Lane said.  

The grill was turned on and the propane tank was open and connected, Lane said.

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

The vehicle continued heading westbound and crashed into a pole, Lane said.

Both people inside the SUV were burned but police said their injuries were not life threatening.

The vehicle was severely damaged. Photos of the SUV after the incident show the vehicle’s roof partially blown off.

The photos also show dents all over the vehicle and the windshield completely blown off.

No other information was immediately available.

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10 thoughts on “Couple transporting grill injured after SUV explodes when wife lights up cig, cops say

  1. [Waiter]

    Well…on the summer barbeque grill evening dinner special menu tonight sir.

    We will be serving:

    Grilled and smoked future ex-wife.

    And a side of nicotine butts.
    Sauteed in a hot burning fecal matter corn sauce.

    For dessert.

    We offer denied insurance and medical claims for being so stupid flavored chocolate dipped ice cream with a flaming caramel rum sauce.

    It’s one of our specialities.

    The cooks in the back like to call it…

    Our little sweet flaming sh!T dessert.

    [Waiter]
    Now may I take your order sir…or would you like the special tonight?

    [Customer ]

    Uh…uh…
    I think I’ll just have the dessert on the special tonight.
    [Customer to wife]
    Honey…..uh.. [on smart phone not paying attention.]
    The waiter says the dinner special is really good tonight.!

    1. “Ok now, how in the hell couldn’t they smell the propane?

      that shit reeeks

      cant fix stupid”
      I KNOW RIGHT? THAT SHIT SMELLS LIKE AN “UNWASHED HILLBILLY?”

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