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Dump truck catches fire after North Fort Myers rollover crash

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. – A dump truck erupted into flames after running off the road on State Road 31 near Fox Hill Road Monday.

A driver that triggered the crash left the scene, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said a tire fell off a truck towing a flatbed trailer and hit a dump truck causing the 64-year-old driver to veer off the road around 11:40 am.

Courtesy: Bayshore Fire Rescue

The dump truck lost a tire of its own, crashed into a barbwire fence, overturned, and burst into flames, investigators said. The driver suffered only minor injuries in the crash and was taken to the hospital.

Courtesy: Florida Highway Patrol

The two loose tires then crashed into a Sedan driving north on State Road 31, but did not injure the 21-year-old Oviedo driver, FHP said.

Courtesy: Florida Highway Patrol

Fire crews responded to the crash and quickly extinguished the blaze, according to Bayshore Fire Rescue.

Courtesy: Bayshore Fire Rescue

FHP is still investigating the crash. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact them or SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.

The post Dump truck catches fire after North Fort Myers rollover crash appeared first on NBC2 News.


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