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Tanker Explodes into Ball of Fire – Driver of Stalled Vehicle Arrested

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Authorities have arrested the driver of the station wagon that was abandoned in the middle of I-95 yesterday that caused a massive explosion. A tanker filled with thousands of gallons of gasoline struck the vehicle and the tanker burst into flames but not before the semi driver was able to leap from the cab with only a minor burns on his left arm.

The accident occurred near the Palm Beach International Airport (P.B.I.A.). While there was thousands of gallons of fuel, the huge fire only lasted a couple of hours. It was the firefighting equipment from the airport that enabled authorities to contain the blaze so quickly.

According to the West Palm Beach News, the driver of the station wagon and his passenger were unable to push the stalled vehicle from the highway. The driver told authorities that when they saw the tanker coming, they just ran.

The driver was charged with driving without a valid license and leaving an accident scene without assisting or staying to provide information.