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Jet fuel tanker driver dies two weeks after Indianapolis crash, explosions


A tanker truck driver involved in a crash that resulted in a massive explosion and fire on an Indianapolis interstate last month has passed away from his injuries.

On March 7, 59 year old truck driver Jeffrey “Duke” Denman died as a result of serious injuries sustained during a crash in Indianapolis, Indiana more than two weeks ago.

On February 20, Denman was hauling 4000 gallons of jet fuel when his truck struck a guardrail and overturned on the southbound I-465 ramp to eastbound I-70, resulting in multiple explosions.

Denman was able to make it out of the truck and was rescued with help from Good Samaritans, including 35 year old Holly McNally, who had given birth to her son just a few days prior.

Denman was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. According to the Indy Channel, he suffered burns to 70% — 80% of his body and sustained heavy damage to his lungs. Denman underwent multiple surgeries before he passed away.

Denman’s company, Jet Star Inc., issued a statement on his passing: “Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. It is a sad day for the Jet Star family and all that knew “Duke”. Our deepest condolences to the Denman family and all of Duke’s friends. Please continue to pray for them during this difficult time.”


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