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Failed cigarette toss destroys car

South Brunswick, N.J. -- Police in New Jersey said a woman's car was engulfed in flames when she tried and failed to flick a still-burning cigarette out her window.

South Brunswick police said the 19-year-old Rocky Hill woman, whose name was not released, was driving through South Brunswick Monday morning when the inside of her 1998 Honda Civic was ignited by the cigarette, The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger reported Tuesday.

The woman was able to escape the vehicle without injury but the car was destroyed by the flames. The fire was put out by South Brunswick's Monmouth Junction Fire Department.

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