Man burned in fuel truck explosion in Phoenix has died, say police

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Man burned in fuel truck explosion in Phoenix has died, say police

Miguel Ramirez, 40, received severe burns after a fuel truck exploded early Tuesday near North 39th and West Clarendon avenues.

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The driver of a fuel truck who suffered severe burns in an explosion on Tuesday has died, Phoenix police officials confirmed Wednesday.

According to police, Miguel Ramirez, 40, received severe burn injuries after a fuel truck explosion early Tuesday near North 39th and West Clarendon avenues. 

Officials said Ramirez was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

“At this time, there is no suspicion of foul play and the cause of the explosion is under investigation,” said Sgt. Maggie Cox, a spokeswoman for the department. 

Breaking News Reporter, Gabriella Khalaj, can be reached at Gabriella.Khalaj@arizonarepublic.com. Follow her on Twitter @gabriellakhalaj

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