Twin Falls Man Injured by Explosion
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) A 60-year-old Twin Falls man is in a Utah burn hospital after a pickup truck exploded earlier today. According to the Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office, Bryan Silvester was taken by air ambulance to the University of Utah Burn Unit a little after 10:22 this morning.
Silvester was filling a gas tank in the back of a pickup at 2465 East and 3300 North when the explosion happened. Both Silvester and the truck caught on fire. The sheriff's office says bystanders pulled the burning clothes off of the man and put him in a vehicle before medical personnel arrived. Officials say the man suffered severe burns to the lower half of his body. Salmon Track Rural Fire and Magic Valley Paramedics responded to the call.