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Lamar County man dies in truck fire

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A 68-year-old Lamar County man died Saturday when his pickup truck caught fire and was engulfed in flames.  

Sheriff Danny Rigel said Ernest Wayne Martin was found lying on the ground just outside his burning truck near the intersection of Beaver Dam Road and Liberty Lane Saturday Afternoon.  

Rigel said witnesses spotted the man moments earlier driving on Highway 11 with flames coming out of the bed of the truck. 

Witnesses say the back window was covered with plywood leading authorities to believe the driver did not know the truck was on fire.  

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