American News May 14, 2021 4:01 AM EST

South Carolina woman hoarding gas catches fire

Chief Deputy Chad Brooks said that a woman who was hoarding gas caught on fire after getting into a car accident in Pickens County, SC.

South Carolina woman hoarding gas catches fire
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Chief Deputy Chad Brooks told WIS News that a woman who was hoarding gas caught on fire after getting into a car accident in Pickens County, SC.

A deputy saw a Pontiac G6 traveling down Jameson Road and noticed that the vehicle was displaying a South Carolina license plate that had been reported stolen.

As the vehicle approached the intersection of Jameson Road and Wolf Creek Road, the deputy activated the emergency lights on his vehicle in an attempt to stop the driver.

The driver then turned left onto Wolf Creek Road and began to accelerate the vehicle in an attempt to evade the deputy. He then activated the siren on his vehicle in an additional effort to try and stop the driver.

According to Brooks, the driver then lost control of the Pontiac, veered off the road, and flipped the car. The Pontiac then caught fire immediately and multiple explosions were heard inside the Pontiac.

As the deputy approached the car, the female driver exited the car and was reportedly on fire. The deputy then pushed the 28-year-old driver to the ground in order to put out the flames consuming her. She was brought to Pickens County hospital for treatment.

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