South Carolina mom accused of setting car on fire with toddler inside 05/18/2020 10:36 am PDT Comments WACH via WACH: COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) -- Authorities arrested a woman after she intentionally set a car on fire with her toddler inside, the Columbia Police Department said. Caylin Allise Watson, 23, was held on charges of attempted murder; first-degree arson; third-degree arson; abuse; and infliction of great bodily injury upon a child. The incident happened on Interstate 126 on May 17 around 1:30 in the afternoon. While parked on the interstate, Watson allegedly set her car on fire while her 14-month-old son sat inside, police said. The child suffered severe burns and is in critical condition at the Augusta Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia. Watson was treated at the hospital for minor injuries before taken to jail. Watson was immediately detained after authorities say evidence showed the fire was intentional. MORE: Mother accused of intentionally setting car on fire with toddler inside - WACH Mom set car, 14-month-old baby on fire on I-126 in Columbia, police say - WLTX #Arson #AttemptedMurder #ChildAbuse #Columbia #SouthCarolina Related Stories 3 arrested in Iowa child sex abuse case lived together with minors Deputies find 5 kids in towed crate on interstate in 100-degree weather Man accused of sexually abusing child in exchange for food, online access Woman gave birth at work, left baby to drown in toilet: Authorities Suspect in 1980 Virginia murder now charged in death of daughter Man accused of stabbing pregnant wife, throwing their infant off cliff - TCDPOD Infant tests positive for cocaine, alcohol; North Carolina man arrested Newborn baby found alive in plastic bag; mother arrested Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.