Community Information Specialist
UPDATE: 09/25/17 - 8:14 a.m.
Tracy Adams has passed away from her injuries. The investigation remains active and is ongoing.
UPDATE: 08/28/17 - 9:40 a.m.
At this time, it is believed an accelerant was used to ignite a vehicle while the victim was inside. We are awaiting an update on the woman’s condition. I hope to know more later this morning or early afternoon.
Police are continuing to search for the suspect, who is not being identified at this time.
DELAND POLICE INVETIGSTING CAR FIRE THAT CRITICALLY INJURED WOMAN
Police are investigating a car fire that critically injured a woman Sunday night.
DeLand firefighters responded shortly after 8:30 p.m. Sunday to the 200 block of West Volusia Avenue after a report of a vehicle fire. When law enforcement arrived on scene, they found a 39-year-old woman with burns to her body and a vehicle fully engulfed. The fire, which also damaged the exterior of a nearby home, was extinguished. The woman was flown to Orlando Regional Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.
At this time, it is believed the fire was started intentionally by someone else. DeLand Police are investigating and the State Fire Marshal's Office has also been contacted to investigate the incident.
Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352
Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151