Suspect charged with aggravated battery in connection to car explosion

Suspect charged with aggravated battery in connection to car explosion

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The Savannah Police Department has arrested a suspect after a car exploded, injuring a Savannah woman last week.

Savannah Police arrested Barry Wright in the 100 block of East 63rd Street just after 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning. He is being held at the Chatham County Detention Center where he is charged with aggravated battery. They say Wright is an ex of the victim and is the owner of the vehicle that burst into flames. He also has the listed address that police were investigating last week.

East 63rd Street was closed between Abercorn and Habersham streets during the arrest, but it has since re-opened.

BACK STORY: Last Tuesday, July 2, a car fire started at the intersection of Reynolds Street and Columbus Drive. Witnesses say a driver stopped at a red light, then the car burst into flames. The driver was able to get out despite her injuries.

Savannah Fire says the victim is suffering burns on over 50-percent of her body. She was transported to the Augusta Burn Center for treatment.

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