Fiery Crash Shuts Down Highway 6

Fiery Crash Shuts Down Highway 6

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Sam Penrod ReportingAnother fiery fatal crash on Utah's Highway 6 this afternoon shut down the road for several hours. One man was killed and another critically hurt in the crash.

Fiery Crash Shuts Down Highway 6

Highway 6 reopened just before 4:00 after being closed for over four hours this afternoon. The fiery crash came very close to causing a big disaster. It happened about five miles east of Soldier's Summit when a white passenger car drifted into the other lane of traffic and crashed into the cab of the semi-truck.

The 22-year old man in the car was killed, and the semi driver lost control and went down a steep embankment, crashing into a UDOT maintenance shed. He stopped just 50 feet from a huge propane tank.

The truck caught fire. The driver barely escaped before the cab of the truck burst into flames.

Fiery Crash Shuts Down Highway 6

Lt. Steve Esplin: "The semi-truck tractor was completely consumed by fire. Also, the shed was destroyed. There were some propane tanks close by. Because of that possibility of the propane tanks burning and exploding, we closed the road until we got the fire completely out."

The man who died in the crash has been identified as 22-year old Lance Sandstrom of Wellington. The driver of the semi, 21-year old Robert White, was flown to the hospital in serious condition, but we are told he is expected to survive.

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