Video: KC mail truck explodes then rolls down the street in flames

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brian Riley heard some racket Wednesday night outside of his home in the Northland but, at first, he didn’t think much of it.

“I could hear tires for like 10, 15 minutes, just tires squealing, like someone was stuck in the snow,” Riley said. “I didn’t think much about it.”

After his dogs began barking loudly, Riley decided to check one of his home security cameras for a peek outside. And he couldn’t believe his eyes.

Check out the video player above to see Riley’s security camera footage.

“I think everybody was shocked to see it,” Riley said. “Like, ‘Holy cow! What is happening right now?’”

A U.S. Postal Service delivery truck exploded into a ball of flames down the street from Riley’s home in a subdivision off N.E. Barry Road.

Riley and other neighbors watched helplessly as the fully engulfed truck then rolled backward down North Marston Avenue before coming to a stop on a neighbor’s front yard.

KC mail truck explodes then rolls down the street in flames — and it’s all caught on camera | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports


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Do you realize the postal vehicles are 25-30 years old? Do not blame the driver for this!

Route Carrier is okay ???

I like how the customer says he listened to the driver struggling for over 10 minutes and didn’t do anything to help. Didn’t sound concerned about his safety either.

I love comments I heard on the news, “u could tell the carrier was getting pissed”. Try driving one of those pieces of crap every day, in the same conditions, knowing ur gonna have to fight that same slick hill and u have no other option. At least he was trying to deliver. I would bypass that area. We have that option. Sit in ur house and critique another’s attempt to do their crappy job for u. Arrogance at its best!!!!