2 dead following truck explosion near Fountain power plant

Posted at 11:19 AM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-10 14:23:36-04

FOUNTAIN, Colo. – Two people are dead after a truck caught fire and exploded south of Fountain Thursday morning.

The incident happened at the Ray Nixon Power Plant. Firefighters said a crew was drilling for soil core samples when the truck's boom hit a 13,000-volt overhead power line.

Two subcontractors were killed, firefighters said. A third person was uninjured.

Colorado Springs police, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and multiple fire departments were all on the scene.

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