A truck driver is in critical condition following a fiery crash between two trucks in Summit County, Utah.
The crash occurred early Wednesday morning, near the Utah-Wyoming Border, at mile marker 182, approximately 15 miles west of the Wyoming state line on Interstate 80.
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a truck hauling a load of flammable chemicals erupted into flames after rear ending a truck that had pulled over to to the side of the road because of a flat tire.
The driver hauling the flammable load had to be pulled from his blazing rig by bystanders and fellow truck drivers. The 44-year-old driver was life flighted to University Hospital in Salt Lake City. He remains in critical condition.
The driver of the other truck was not injured.
The interstate was shut down for several hours while crews worked to clean up the smoldering wreckage.
“It was one semi’s load of car batteries and the other big rig’s load of several hundred gallons of cleaning chemical, known as ‘ACID Magic,’ that reportedly fed the flames. Both semis burned,” the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
Salt Lake Tribune