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Semitrailer hauling ice cream hits guard rail, starts on fire

By Faith Heaton Jolley | Posted - Jun 25th, 2013 @ 5:02pm


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LAYTON — A semitrailer hit a guard rail Tuesday afternoon and started on fire after fuel spilled in the collision.

The semitrailer was driving northbound on Highway 89 near Sunset Drive, according to the Layton Fire department. The driver of the semitrailer said he began to choke on a something and felt like he was going to lose consciousness.

The 59-year-old driver began to slow down near the center median of the highway, but crossed into southbound lanes of traffic and hit the guardrail at the edge of the road. During the impact, the gas tank was punctured and a fire was started from the leaking fuel.

The driver was not injured in the accident and was able to exit the burning vehicle. The semitrailer was considered a total loss due to the fire. The semitrailer had been hauling ice cream.

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