Star of Discovery Channel's "Moonshiners" loses trailer, side-by-sides in I-29 fire
The first of two separate accidents that closed down parts on Interstate 29 southbound yesterday afternoon involved one of the stars of Discovery Channel's "Moonshiners."
Josh Owens took to Facebook Live as he watched his enclosed trailer burn alongside I-29.
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According to his biography on Discovery.com, Owens is a former professional motocross racer now a stock car driver and moonshiner.
"Moonshiners" follows a group of men and women as they create craft whiskey using centuries old methods, following them through the process from start to finish.
According to his Facebook page, Owens was returning from the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally when his trailer caught fire.
His trailer and the contents inside look to be a complete loss and his truck was damaged in the fire as well.
The official cause of the fire has not yet been released.