Former Miamisburg Resident Returns To U.S. After Gas Explosion In Cambodia

On August 14, 18-year-old Abbey Alexander, a Miamisburg native now living in Cambodia, was traveling on a motorbike with a fellow teacher. The pair were seriously injured when the petrol station they were riding past exploded, engulfing the two in a massive fireball. Other riders and bystanders were also injured.

By late Thursday or early Friday, Abbey was taken aboard a medical transport plane and flown to a medical facility in Denver where she arrived on Saturday.

Abbey’s aunt, Cathy Wierzbowski of Springboro, says in Denver doctors will decide how best to treat the burns that cover more than 35 percent of her body.

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