Couple’s SUV blows up when wife lights cigarette with propane grill inside vehicle

A Florida man and woman are lucky to be alive after their SUV blew up the moment the wife lit up a cigarette on Sunday afternoon.

Orlando Sentinel reports that the accident happened around 3:30 p.m at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando. The couple, whose names haven’t been identified, were on their way to a cookout with a portable propane tank in the back of their red Kia Sorento. The propane gas tank was attached and turned on, according to Orlando Police Lt. Cindy Lane.

When the wife, riding passenger, lit up a cigarette, the SUV exploded, but kept moving westbound until it crashed into a pole. Luckily, both people survived the incident and escaped with burning to their skin. Authorities said their injuries were not life-threatening.

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[Feature Photo: Orlando Police Department]