Lil’ Troy almost lost his life on Monday (Dec. 6) after the 18-wheeler truck he was driving caught on fire. According to ABC 13, the “Wanna Be A Baller” MC, who now owns a Missouri City-based trucking company, was driving his big rig back to the Texas city from Arkansas when he saw smoke emerging from under the hood.
Lil’ Troy spoke to the Houston news outlet about the near-death experience on Wednesday (Dec. 8).
Lil’ Troy said he bought the 18-wheeler for his Birklett Trucking Company just two months ago. Everything in the vehicle was destroyed in the fire except for the 55-year-old’s glasses, keys and cellphone.
“It took them a while to put the fire out,” he said of the firefighters who responded to the scene. “While they were there, it went, ‘Boom’ again! So, I thank God for the fire department. They came and made sure nobody else got injured at the same time.”
Lil’ Troy added that the near-tragedy put things into perspective.
According to the outlet, Lil’ Troy is now working with his insurance company to replace the truck and an investigation has been launched to determine how the fire started. The Houston native said he’s ready to get back on the road despite the incident.
Lil’ Troy also posed about the fire on Instagram. See his post below.
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