Truck Hauling Propane, Jet Fuel Explodes Near Moulton

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) -- A large pickup truck pulling a trailer containing propane and jet fuel exploded Monday night when the driver crashed.

According to investigators, the driver was heading north on Highway 33 just after 11:00 p.m. Monday when he lost control of the vehicle and went 20 feet down an embankment.  The driver managed to jump from the truck before it hit a tree, just seconds before it caught fire.

According to first responders, they heard one explosion witnessed flames shooting 75 feet in the air.  It took 1,700 gallons of water to extinguish the fire. 

Crews on scene tell WHNT News 19 the recreational trailer was being used for supplies for racing ATVs.  The driver was not injured.

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