A truck driver, who was hauling chemicals, died after his tractor trailer exploded Wednesday morning near Camden, which is a 100 miles south of Little Rock.

Arkansas State Police say Randall McDougal tried to put a fire out after his brakes had caught fire.

Road crews with the Arkansas Department of Transportation say crews began repairing the 15-foot crater once the wreckage was cleared from the scene.

Investigators say McDougal was hauling ammonium nitrate.

A Camden fire chief says “it looks like a bomb went off and that there’s a big hole in the ground on where the truck was at.

McDougal drove for Blann Truck Company.