DUCHESNE — A Florida man died after the car he was driving collided with a semitruck on U.S. Highway 40 Thursday night, Utah Highway Patrol troopers said.
Jacob A. Kosowsky, 21, of Boca Raton, Florida, died after the collision near Duchesne shortly after 11 p.m., Utah Highway Patrol said.
Troopers said a black passenger car carrying two people was traveling west on the highway when it crossed the center line and collided head-on with a semitruck pulling double tankers traveling in the eastbound lane.
The semitruck continued driving for a short distance before it was able to stop, officials said. Then the semitruck caught fire and completely burned.
Kosowsky was killed on impact, officials said. The front-seat passenger inside the car, whose name and age wasn't released, was transported to Uintah Basin Medical Center in Roosevelt with non-life threatening injuries, according to UHP. The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries and was released at the scene.
Troopers said they weren’t sure why the car crossed the center line. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Editor's note: This story initially said state Route 40 as the name of the highway where the crash occurred. It has been updated to reflect the correct name of the road as U.S. Highway 40.