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Concrete truck burns

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A concrete truck driver had to dive out of his cab to escape serious injury, when his truck erupted in flames driving down a Lee County road.  

The AAA Concrete International Mixer truck was completely destroyed by fire in just minutes. Lee County and Lee County Correctional Institute Firefighters extinguished the blaze.

King Barber was driving the truck north on Old Leesburg Road about 1:30 when he noticed smoke.  

When he stopped, flames engulfed the cab Barber had to dive out the passenger door, suffering minor burns on his right arm. He was treated at the scene.

AAA officials estimate the truck is worth $130,000.

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