A car bomb triggered the violent blast that demolished a car and seriously injured a Michigan man and two children. Hit the jump to read the rest of the story.

The unidentified man and two kids were riding in a Volvo station wagon near a highway underpass in Monroe, Mich., at around 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday when the car exploded, spewing fire and twisted metal across the road.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene and doused the blaze, leaving the car a smoldering, blackened shell.

The three victims were rushed to St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, where they were reported in serious condition.

Investigators said that they found evidence of foul play and that the incident “is being investigated as the detonation of a car bomb.”

The investigation was in the “very early stages,” cops said, and The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives took over the investigation on Wednesday.

None of the homes and businesses in the area was damaged in the blast.