PICKENS, SC (FOX Carolina) -- The Pickens County Sheriff's Office said a woman who was hoarding containers of fuel in her trunk was hospitalized after a rollover crash.

Deputies said they spotted a car with a stolen tag on Jameson Road on Thursday night and tried to initiate a traffic stop.

According to the sheriff's office, the driver fled and lost control on Wolf Creek Road, flipping the 2007 Pontiac G6.

The vehicle burst into flames and witnesses heard multiple explosions.

Deputies said a 28-year-old woman was behind the wheel and she caught fire along with the vehicle.

Damage on Wolf Creek Road

Damage on Wolf Creek Road in Pickens County (May 13, 2021/FOX Carolina)

When deputies approached the vehicle, they say the woman got out of the car and they pushed her to the ground to put out the flames.

She was transported to the hospital but before leaving the scene, deputies say she told them she had several containers of fuel hoarded in the trunk of the car. The gas was the catalyst for the explosions.

There is no word yet on what charges the woman may face.

The crash is under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol MAIT team.

Copyright 2021 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Locations

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.