Reporter Set Herself on Fire Inside Car After Fight With Husband –
(Global Grind) – The incident happened last month on Natalie Pierre Williams’ 26th birthday. The senior sports reporter for AL.com got into an argument with her husband, Chasten Leigh Williams, while driving in a dark wooded area around 2:30 a.m. in Birmingham, Ala.
The couple’s car then veered off the road and crashed into a tree. Williams pulled his wife from the driver’s side of the car, but walked away because of their argument.
When he returned, the car was in flames. Williams sustained third-degree burns on 75 percent of her body. Police discovered Wednesday that Williams was the one who caused the fire.
Surveillance video from a nearby convenience store shows Williams buying a gallon of gasoline, a two-gallon gas container and a wand-style lighter moments before the fire was discovered.
Williams is still in critical care and has had multiple surgeries since the incident. No criminal charges have been filed. Police Capt. Gregg Rector says he hopes to find out the reason Williams decided to light herself and the car on fire.