Mother-in-law of five Florida children dies from a fireball while another driver hits a pump – traps her against the car and catches fire as her two children try to free her before she can be evacuated
- Shoi Delphine-Cables died while filling his SUV with gas in Palm Harbor, Florida on Wednesday
- Delfin-Caballes got stuck between her vehicle and the gas pump when a 66-year-old woman supported her car in the machine
- The gas pump overturned due to the accident; Petrol fire, mother of five children’s 11-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter were sitting inside
- The children tried to put out the fire before a Good Samaritan could get them out safely
- The Florida Highway Patrol did not arrest the driver or file a charge
a Florida Mother-in-law of five died in a horrific accident while pumping gas, when another car rammed back into the pump, pinned her against her car and opened fire in a fireball as her two children sat in the vehicle .
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Shoi Delphine-Cables was filling up at a shell station in Palm Harbor on Wednesday when a 66-year-old woman supported the pump and knocked it over.
Police said Delfin-Caballes was pinned between the pump and her SUV while she was holding the nozzle when the gasoline caught fire.
Sergeant Steve Haskins said his 11-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter jumped out of the vehicle and attempted to free their mother, but were pulled over when the flames got too hot.
Jermael Cabels with his wife Shoi Delphine-Cables, who was killed while filling their SUV with gas at a station in Palm Harbor, Florida, on Wednesday. The mother-in-law of five children got trapped between her vehicle and the gas pump, which broke down when a 66-year-old woman pushed her back.
Vehicles belonging to Florida Mother of Five Shoi Delphine-Caballes. The SUV also caught fire when it got pinned between the vehicle and a gas pump, which was overturned by a driver who had backed up in it
A panhandler, identified as Jared Pearson, ran with a friend across the street from the station when he saw the children trying to put out the fire with an extinguisher and took them away because they feared the gas. The station is about to explode, NBC affiliate WFLA reported,
“Apparently, he was pinned against the gas tank – the gas pump – and his vehicle,” he said. ‘By the time I was crossing the street, it was all a huge fireball. All I could do was pull the kids away and we all had to get in the way. Because I thought the gas station was about to go up in flames.’
It wasn’t until Pearson had the Delphine-Caballes children seated near their belongings that they learned that their mother had been caught in the fire.
He and his friend approach the vehicle but are unable to locate Delphine-Caballes.
The State Fire Marshal’s office and the Florida Highway Patrol are investigating the incident.
No charges have been filed against the woman who hit the gas pump.
Shoi Delfin-Caballes (second from left) with her children and husband (second from right)
Shoi Delphine-Cables with her husband Jermael Cabels and the couple’s five children
Shoi Delphine-Caballes with her husband Jermael Cabelas and two of the couple’s five children