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Sep 5, 2013 12:48 AM by Kirsten Boyd

Man arrested after car explodes along Highway 115

A driver is arrested after a car crash, fire and explosion.

Colorado Springs police arrested Joshua Morgan for driving under the influence of drugs. Police say Morgan was driving at a high rate of speed when he hit another car at the intersection of Highway 115 and Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard at 3:40 p.m. Thursday,

Police say the victim's car caught fire and believe it exploded due to oxygen canisters in the trunk. The driver was able to escape before the explosion and suffered a spinal fracture. Two police cruisers and one Colorado Springs Fire Department fire truck were damaged by flying debris. No first responders were injured.

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