News Sections
Two Young Boys In Critical Condition After Gasoline Explosion
Updated May 5, 2013 1:01 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
 Print    Archive    RSS

(SCOTLAND) - Two young boys from the Crane naval base area are in critical condition after a gasoline explosion Saturday afternoon.

The Greene County Daily World reports Nicholas Decker of Scotland, and Joshua Merritt of Crane Village, both between 10 and 11 years old, suffered severe burns along most of their bodies in the accident.

Both boys were airlifted to Riley Children's Hospital where they remain in their burn unit.

The paper says Richland-Taylor Volunteer Fire Department Chief Randy Baker, who lives near the accident site, heard the explosion and, along with two other neighbors, helped extinguish the flames on the two young men.

Baker says the cause of the accident is still under investigation, and all they know now is that it involved gasoline and a wood pile.

« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW

1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2018 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback  |  Public File