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Lindsay Kriz

Student stable after weekend vehicle fire

A WKU student remains in stable condition at the Vanderbilt Burn Center after his car caught on fire Saturday evening, medical officials said Monday afternoon.

Bowling Green junior Holdun Reed was traveling south on the William H. Natcher Parkway when the interior of his Ford pickup truck caught fire, according to an e-mail from Barry Pruitt, public information officer for the Bowling Green Police Department.

The fire appeared to be caused by a propane grill that was being transported in the backseat, Pruitt said.

Reed suffered burns after he stopped his truck and attempted to remove items from inside.

He then re-entered the vehicle, got off the parkway and began driving on Nashville Road, Pruitt said. He appeared to be trying to reach Soap My Ride Car Wash when the car was engulfed in flames.

Witnesses reported that Reed was on fire when he bailed out of the truck.

The vehicle continued out of control and crashed into the Warren County Agriculture Extension Office, causing moderate damage to the building, Pruitt said.

The truck was destroyed, and Reed was flown to the Vanderbilt Burn Center shortly after the crash.