Driver Escapes Truck Fire

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A Bedias man was recovering Wednesday after his truck rolled over and caught fire in Kurten.

Lawrence Stephen Muse, 58, was driving on Oak Lake Road around 11 p.m. Tuesday, when he lost control of his pickup truck, skid and flipped, according to the Department of Public Safety.

The truck then slammed into a tree and caught fire, said DPS officials.

Muse, who was not wearing his seatbelt, managed to get out of the truck. He was treated for back injuries and a few broken bones, according to DPS.

The accident is under investigation, but DPS officials say Muse will likely be cited.