Car Burns Up after Lit Firework Thrown Inside
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Police are looking for someone they say threw a lit firework into a moving vehicle Saturday night in Paducah, causing it to catch fire.

The Paducah Police Department says  firefighters responded to the 1100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive shortly before midnight, and arrived to find a Dodge Charger engulfed in flames.

Officers learned four people had been in the Charger at the time. One of the occupants said they were driving east on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive when someone in a passing vehicle threw a lit firework into their car. This reportedly caused fireworks inside the Charger to catch fire.

The city’s fire marshal and Paducah police detectives are investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8550. Information also may be provided anonymously through West Kentucky Crime Stoppers by texting WKY and your tip to 847411 (tip 411).

Published 01:54 PM, Monday Jun. 29, 2020
Updated 10:49 AM, Tuesday Jun. 30, 2020



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