Trial Set for Driver of Butane Truck

Trial Set for Driver of Butane Truck

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(KSL News) The Taylorsville man accused of "causing a catastrophe" in Fruit Height will go to trial in August.

Travis Mortensen was the driver of a Flying J butane tanker that crashed and caught fire on Highway 89 in Feburary. Utah Highway Patrol investigators say the truck failed to stop at a red light due to faulty brakes and hit a van.

They say Mortensen knew his brakes were having problems but never fixed them.

More than 15-hundred people were evacuated for 12 hours during the fire.

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