Manitoba Trucker Covered in Hot Tar, Dies in Hospital

Manitoba Trucker Covered in Hot Tar, Dies

A Manitoba truck driver who was covered in hot tar when his semi truck rolled in North Dakota is being remembered as a fighter.

Bradley Jackson spent three days in a burn unit at a Minneapolis hospital before he died Saturday.

His girlfriend, Donna−Joe Smith, says doctors were amazed he survived for so long with third−degree burns to 95 per cent of his body.

She says she’s glad he’s not suffering anymore.

Jackson, who was 21, had been hauling tar from Winnipeg when the truck flipped on a road in Grand Forks County on Sept. 5.

Smith says the tar got into the cab of the truck and Jackson somehow managed to crawl out of the truck and onto the road to get help.


The Canadian Press

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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