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Man injured after truck explodes north of Newman Grove, NE

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NEWMAN GROVE, NE (KTIV/US92) -

There's new information about an explosion that hurt a man near Newman Grove, Nebraska.

Madison County Sheriff's Deputy Todd Volk says the victim, who's still unidentified, was driving his pickup truck with propane tank in the back.

The deputy says the driver began to notice a leak when he pulled over to the side of the road. The driver was able to get out of the truck before the tank exploded, destroying the pickup. The man's sister witnessed the truck burning from her kitchen. She helped remove her brother from the flames as her teenage daughter called 911.

Volk says the driver was taken by ambulance to an area hospital and then sent to a burn center in Lincoln, Nebraska


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