Roger extracts himself from underneath the burning Freightliner. The two Magnum Oil employees scramble out of the cab.
“Get out of here!” yells the Magnum driver. “The other tank may blow!” The Magnum employees run toward the cornfield.
Roger lurches south on Highway 41 as explosions continue behind him.
A 1948 Dodge stepside pickup truck and a 1946 Ford Custom sedan pull to the side of the road in the northbound lane.
“What happened?” asks the pickup truck driver. Roger waves his hands and mumbles, backing slowly away from the scene. The four passengers of the truck and the truck look on at the flames, while Roger casually walks to the pickup truck.
Thornhill climbs into the pickup truck and makes a U-turn. The owner of the truck runs after him, yelling “Hey! Come back! Come back! Hey!”
Roger, in the truck, recedes southbound in the distance.
Later that night in Chicago, a police officer examines the now-abandoned pickup truck, parked on East Congress Plaza Drive, across the street from the Bowman and the Spearman statue.