Asia explosion burn victim’s response gives Kettering grandma hope

Gayle Ingram is hoping her granddaughter returns to the U.S. later this week from Cambodia, where the former Miamisburg resident is in critical condition with severe burns after a gasoline explosion injured more than a dozen people.

Abbey Alexander, 18, was a passenger in the “wrong place at the wrong time,” said Ingram, a Kettering resident.

The burns cover about a third of Alexander’s body, which caught fire as she was riding on the back of a motorcycle driven by a fellow teacher as they were coming home from school.

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