SALINE COUNTY — There were no injuries after a fire destroyed a pickup Monday night in Saline County.
Just after 8p.m., a 1988 Ford F-150 driven by Riley Krueger, 20, rural Saline County, exited off Interstate 70 at Niles Road and traveled down Old Highway 40 to North Amos Road, according to Saline County Undersheriff Brent Melander.
At that time, Krueger said the vehicle began experiencing engine problems and flames started to come from the engine.
Krueger’s parents responded with several fire extinguishers but could not put out the blaze. The Solomon
Fire Department arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. The truck was completely destroyed.
Authorities believe a ruptured fuel or brake line ignited is responsible for the fire.