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Tourists sue Kia for car that caused fire, injuries

  • Video by Kristen Consillio / kconsillio@staradvertiser.com

    An Oklahoma family is suing Kia Motors America Inc. and Avis Budget Group Inc. for injuries sustained from renting a Kia Soul that caught fire on H-3 on June 30.

  • COURTESY RICK FRIED

    Jordan and Becky Carlton were inside a Kia Soul after a fire erupted inside, causing serious injuries and burns. The charred car is shown above.

  • COURTESY RICK FRIED

    Jordan and Becky Carlton were inside a Kia Soul after a fire erupted inside, causing serious injuries and burns.

Jordan Carlton was visiting Oahu on June 30 when the 2019 Kia Soul rental car he was driving suddenly burst into flames on the H-3 freeway, burning almost his entire body and severely injuring his mother, who leaped from the moving vehicle to survive. Read more

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