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ESCALON, CA - A man died after agas tanker truck explodedin acrash with two other trucks in a rural area of Escalon.

The crash happened on Mariposa Road and Dodds Road around 1:31 p.m.

According to the California Highway, a fuel tanker transporting propane, a big rig and a box truck collided at the intersection. The fuel tanker exploded after impact.

The CHP said flames from the explosion ignited a nearby field; fortunately, nearby homes did not catch fire.

The man driving the fuel tanker was pulled out of the crash by two civilians. He was taken to UC Davis Medical Center, where he later died. Neither driver in the big rig or the box truck were injured.

CHP is investigating the crash.

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