Attorney Erik Chappell, 2 Sons Survive Car Bombing Southwest of Detroit in Monroe, Michigan

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A car bomb caused a powerful explosion on a Michigan street that seriously injured a father and his two sons, who survived the blast and fire that turned their vehicle into a blackened hunk of metal, a federal official said Wednesday.

A car bomb in Monroe, Michigan exploded on Elm Avenue near the Interstate 75 overpass on Tuesday about 5:40 p.m. Attorney Erik Chappell, 42, of LaSalle Township, Michigan, and sons Grant, 13, and Cole, 11 were injured in the explosion, which left their Volvo totally engulfed in flames.

Investigators remained on the scene until 4:00 a.m. Wednesday while Elm Street was blocked in both directions, and returned later Wednesday morning during daylight.

Video from Monroe News in Monroe, Michigan.

Monroe is about 35 miles southwest of Detroit and 20 miles north of Toledo. Chapell and his two sons were transported to St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, about 20 miles south of Monroe, and were listed in critical condition.

Citizens with information about the case are urged to call the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) at 313-202-3400. is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at