Topeka man charged in car explosion that injured son

Jacob Schell (Photo Courtesy: Shawnee County Jail via KSNT)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A Topeka man has been charged in a car explosion that injured his 4-year-old son.

Authorities say 37-year-old Jacob Schell and his 4-year-old son, Roman, were injured in the July 5 explosion near Topeka.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Jacob Daniel Schell was booked into the Shawnee County Jail on Wednesday on charges including aggravated battery, aggravated endangering of a child and criminal use of explosives.

He was released on bond.

Schell and his son Roman were traveling on the Oakland Expressway on Sunday, July 5th when the fireworks in the car he was driving exploded.

The fire marshal’s office investigated the incident.

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