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Rig Hauling Potatoes Crashes, Killing Driver

Rig Hauling Potatoes Crashes, Killing Driver

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MOAB, Utah (AP) -- Clean-up crews are still on the scene this morning after a deadly semi-trailer crash on Highway 191 just south of Moab.

The accident happened around 11 p-m last night.

Utah Highway Patrol officers say the rig carrying potatoes was going too fast down an incline and lost control on a curve, tipping over, and slamming into a rock wall.

The truck driver from El Paso, Texas was trapped inside and died before rescuers could free him. His identity has not yet been released.

The wreckage and the spilled diesel fuel shut down Highway 191 about 10-miles south of Moab for about two hours.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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