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Mother charged with lighting fireworks in car near children

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ST. LOUIS – A 45-year-old mother faces felony assault charges in St. Louis County after allegedly lighting fireworks in her car with her children inside.

KMOV-TV reports that Kara Koriath of Ballwin was charged Tuesday with two counts of first-degree assault. Her children suffered smoke inhalation and burns.

Police say the woman tried to commit suicide by igniting numerous packages of fireworks, mortar shells and lighter fluid.

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