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Woman injured after explosion, truck catches fire

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(Source: North Bollinger Fire Chief Shane Welker) (Source: North Bollinger Fire Chief Shane Welker)
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BOLLINGER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A Marble Hill woman was injured after her truck caught fire on  Saturday afternoon in rural Bollinger County.

It happened around 2:10 p.m.

According to North Bollinger Fire Chief Shane Welker, a Ford truck caught fire this afternoon on County Road 368 near Highway B in Bollinger County. 

According to Missouri Highway Patrol, Darian L. Strong, 29, of Marble Hill, received serious injuries and was taken by EMS to a Cape Girardeau hospital, and later by Air Evac to a St. Louis hospital.

Troopers say an explosion happened in the rear of the truck. that's when Strong swerved to the left before her truck ran off the road and it hit a tree.

He says when crews arrived, flames were shooting out from the truck.

The truck is a total loss.

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