Charges Are Pending In The Death Of A Teen Who Suffered Severe Burn Injuries

After a teenage girl died from burn injuries she sustained last month, Texas police have charged a guy.

Charges Are Pending In The Death Of A Teen Who Suffered Severe Burn Injuries

Sebastian Lindsey, 23, is accused of manslaughter in connection with the death of Madison Lewis, a 17-year-old Jacksboro, Texas teenager who passed away on Sunday from her wounds.

Lewis suffered burn injuries on December 16 and was referred to the emergency hospital. There was a crowd of people in the backyard of a house on the 600 block of West Pine, inside the Jacksboro city boundaries, according to witnesses, and a small fire was blazing inside a metal barrel.

Lewis was standing close to the barrel when an adult guy, later identified as Lindsey, according to witnesses, decided he wanted to add more fuel to the fire. He did this by picking up a can of gasoline and dousing the flames with it.

Lewis’s clothes and hair caught fire as the gasoline and flames spread across the barrel.

Subsequently, investigators discovered that others who were in the house were scared of getting into trouble because alcohol was there. They took the teenager to Faith Community Hospital in a private vehicle rather than dialing 9-1-1.

Lewis received treatment for burns covering 90% of her body at Parkland Hospital in Dallas after being transported there by Air Evac chopper. She passed away on Sunday, January 7, from her wounds.

 

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