An Oil Truck Explosion Leaves One Man Dead

Courtesy: Canadian Record
Courtesy: Canadian Record

Angelina Perez

NewsChannel 10

An oil truck explosion took the life of a Perryton man Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators say 26 year old Brandan Raines was headed East on Highway 33, in Hemphill County when the oil tanker truck he was driving veered off the road.

The accident happened on Highway 33, two miles east of the 83 intersection, Southeast of Canadian.

DPS troopers say the accident was likely caused when something diverted the driver's attention.

The scene was cleared later on Tuesday evening.