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Archive for Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Semi explodes in Kansas after hitting truck

July 11, 2012

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— The driver of a semitrailer truck pulled his 7-year-old daughter out of the truck just moments before it exploded and burned on a Kansas highway.

Geary County Undersheriff Tony Wolf says the explosion happened Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 70 east of Junction City. The semitrailer hit a truck being used by a contract crew for the state transportation department to paint lines on the interstate.

Wolf says the tractor trailer driver tried to miss the truck but clipped it, rupturing the semitrailer's fuel tank.

WIBW reports the driver was able to get his daughter out of the truck before it exploded. No injuries were reported.

Traffic was blocked on the highway for several hours.

Authorities decided to let the wreckage cool overnight and will remove the debris Wednesday.

Comments

windjammer 2 years, 5 months ago

Where in this article does it say anything about diesel fuel? Not all semi trucks use diesel fuel. Could have very well been a farm semi truck powered by gas.

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