Car crashes into Richmond gas station, sparks fire

(WISH Photo, file)

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Police say an out-of-control car crashed into a gasoline station in an eastern Indiana city, starting a fire and injuring four people.

Richmond police Sgt. Dean Snapp says the car knocked over a pole supporting the protective canopy at a Speedway station, struck two pumps and hit another car being fueled.

The two pumps burst into flames after the crash early Sunday. Fire Battalion Chief Tim Brown tells the Palladium-Item crews quickly extinguished the blaze.

Snapp says two passengers were ejected from the car that crashed, while crews had to free the driver from the wreckage.

The driver and one passenger were taken to a Dayton, Ohio, hospital, but information on their conditions wasn’t released. A woman who was pumping gasoline at the time suffered some second-degree burns. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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