Florida Highway Patrol says the driver of a dump truck fled the scene after it erupted into flames after running off the road on State Road 31 near Fox Hill Road Monday.
According to troopers a tire fell off a truck towing a flatbed trailer and hit the dump truck causing the 64-year-old driver to veer off the road around 11:40 am.
This forced the dump truck to lose a tire and it 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.
FHP said 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.
Fire crews responded to the crash and quickly extinguished the blaze, according to 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.
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