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Above, a road grader pushed hay from Highway 227. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Freak accident burns driver, three-mile stretch of highway

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A Sebeka man left a three-mile trail of scorched earth when the hay wagon he was hauling caught fire Thursday afternoon, dumping burning hay along Highway 227 between Sebeka and Nimrod.


The State Patrol said Ardell Horton, 65, was westbound on the highway three miles east of Sebeka Horton noticed the blazing bales falling off the trailer around 2 p.m.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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