Reed recovering from fiery crash

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WKU student suffered burns

By The Staff

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A Magnolia man, who suffered severe burns after his truck caught fire and crashed into a Bowling Green office, is recovering at a Nashville, Tenn., hospital.

Holdun Reed, 24, a student at Western Kentucky University, underwent a three-hour skin-grafting surgery on Wednesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after his right arm, both hands, part of his back and face suffered damage in a fiery accident. 

Reed was reportedly traveling northbound on Nashville Road at 5:15 p.m. Saturday in Bowling Green when the cab of his truck caught fire. It's believed the fire was caused by a grill that was sitting in the rear seat of the truck, according to a Bowling Green Police Department report, published by the Bowling Green News.

Reed reportedly jumped from the truck and rolled onto the ground, while his truck continued down the roadway and hit the Warren Cooperative Extension Office, which also caught fire, the Bowling Green News reported.

The truck was destroyed, and Reed was flown to the Vanderbilt Burn Center shortly after the crash.

The building sustained minor damage, and the official cause of the fire is still under investigation, Ed Moody, city fire marshal reportedly told Bowling Green media.

"The surgery went very well, and it will be the only one he will have to have if the grafts heal properly," an update said on Reed's Facebook.

Reed is listed in stable condition.

Reed is the son of District 10 Judge C. Derek Reed and Dara Burton Reed.