UNION — Two people have been arrested after fleeing a burning car that authorities say was used to make methamphetamine.
A 28-year-old Arnold woman and a 38-year-old Bourbon man were taken into custody and to a hospital Monday evening for treatment of burns. A third person in the car, a 32-year-old from Sullivan, so far has eluded police.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said the incident occurred along Interstate 44 near the Union exit.
Franklin County authorities recovered meth-making chemicals and materials from the charred remains of the car.
The woman told police the car exploded when someone lit a cigarette. No charges have been filed.