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Derby driver burned in explosion


WORTH COUNTY (KWWL) - A demolition driver is in an intensive care unit in Iowa City after his derby car blew up at the Worth County fairgrounds in northern Iowa.

The event's promoter says Matt Ertman was burned when his car caught fire and exploded Sunday night.

Witnesses say the explosion happened when Ertman's car hit another car head-on.

The promoter, Paul Nielsen, believes the crash ruptured a gas line, which caused the explosion.

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