Altoona man dies after grass fire burns truck

Altoona man dies after grass fire burns truck

30 March 2010

published by www.nebraska.tv


USA —    An 87-year-old rural Altoona man has died after his truck got stuck in a muddy field and caught fire.

Wilson County Sheriff’s Maj. Bill Green says Willard Carter died after suffering burns over 90 percent of his body Monday night.

Green says Carter’s truck got stuck in a muddy field and somehow the grass caught fire under the truck.

Green says Carter made it about 100 feet from the truck before he fell. He was flown to Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, where he died overnight.

Foul play is not suspected.


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