RICHMOND, Indiana (WDTN) - The Wayne County, Ind. Sheriff's Office has identified the two people who died in an accident near Centerville, Ind. Sunday.
Ronnie Joe Pratt, 62, and Deborah L Pratt, 62, both of Indianapolis, were killed when their car crashed along Interstate 70 around 2 p.m.
Investigators believe one of the passengers lit a cigarette, causing an oxygen tank to burst into flames. Crews arrived to find the vehicle fully engulfed.
Four adults were in the car. The two fatalities were pronounced dead at the scene. The other two occupants were removed from the scene by EMS for treatment. Their names have not been released.
The accident forced officials to close I-70 westbound for about five hours.
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