T12 R15, Maine (AP) — Police say a Maine died in the North Maine Woods when his pickup truck rolled backward over him and then caught fire.
Police say they responded to the scene in unincorporated Aroostook County about two hours west of Ashland on Tuesday evening. They say 74-year-old Bruce Morang of East Winthrop died shortly after arriving at his camp with his wife.
Police say Morang was leaving the driver side of his truck when it began to roll backward, after which he was knocked to the ground and rolled over. The vehicle then came to a rest after hitting a fire pit.
Police say the pickup appeared to have caught on fire when a cigarette inside ignited the interior, where several oxygen tanks had been located. It was consumed by fire.
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