Three area teens are in an Indianapolis hospital today after a car they were in exploded Friday night in Lafayette.
According to police, the three girls were huffing from an aerosol can shortly before the explosion.
Lafayette Police were called to an explosion in the 2000 block of Elk Street on the city's north side at 10:13 p.m. Friday.
According to Lafayette Police Lt. Jim Taul, three 17 year-old girls had been huffing from an aerosol can inside a parked Honda Accord "when one of them decided to light a cigarette."
The flame ignited the fumes, causing an explosion that blew the windows out of the car, he said. "People heard the explosion a block away."
Since they are under 18, the names of the girls are not being released. All three were transported to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Taul said. The extent of their injuries is unclear.
It's not clear if the three will face any charges, Taul said.
taken from jconline.com