Rolling meth lab explodes on I-44 near Union

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 | 10:45 a.m. CDT

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.


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lacinda florez March 16, 2010 | 11:20 a.m.


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