Bakersfield, CA Automobile Explodes, Apr 1928
2 CHILDREN BURN TO DEATH IN CAR.
TWO WOMEN RECEIVE PROBABLY FATAL INJURIES WHEN AUTO EXPLODES.
Bakersfield, Cal., April 12 (AP) -- Two children burned to death and two women received probably fatal injuries when their automobile exploded at a service station east of here last night shortly after a lantern was placed near the gasoline tank of the car. Fire that followed the blast destroyed the automobile, filling station and a house.
MRS. EARL STEARNS and MRS. CECIL D. AGEN, both of Stockton an two of their children occupied the car. Their husbands, who were in a nearby machine, were unable to reach the children and rescued the women only after they were severely burned.
Lancaster Daily Eagle Ohio 1928-04-12