Update: Two Men Recovering After Truck Catches Fire in Lynchburg

Update 5 p.m.:

Lynchburg, VA - Officials say the man witnesses say was on fire and rolling around on the ground was Lee Robinson. He's listed in fair condition at UVA.

The second man, David Jones, is recovering at home after being released from Lynchburg General hospital.


Lynchburg, VA- One man is at UVA medical center and a second at Lynchburg General Hospital after their work truck exploded in Lynchburg.

It happened at the Marathon gas station off of Lakeside Drive Wednesday afternoon.

The fire marshal says a gas generator tipped over inside the back of the truck as it was going down the road, and the two men smelled gas inside the cab.

The truck is owned by Moseley Insulation. Company owner Mike Moseley says one of the two men in the truck had moved the generator and did not re-strap it.

Moseley says when the men attempted to stand the generator up, gas dripped on the hot motor, igniting the fire.

Moseley says one of those men, David Jones, should be getting out of Lynchburg General Thursday.

Officials have not released the name or the condition of the man transported to UVA.