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The remains of a propane truck are seen near Olivia on Sunday after the truck exploded, killing a man. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Driver killed in propane truck fire on Hwy 71 near Olivia

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Update 5 p.m.

OLIVIA, Minn. - A propane truck has caught fire on U.S. Highway 71, northwest of Olivia, killing the driver.

Lt. Mark Peterson of the Minnesota State Patrol says the explosion and fire happened at about 7:20 a.m. Sunday on Highway 71 near the intersection of U.S. Highway 212.

The Renville County Sheriff's Department said the truck was hauling propane.

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