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Utah Troopers Release Video Of Explosive Crash That Killed Fleeing Motorist, Burned Truck Driver


Yesterday the Utah Highway Patrol released chilling dash cam video from a fatal pickup vs. semi truck crash that happened while the motorist was fleeing from police.

The incident happened on July 26 around 2 p.m. near Wellsville, Utah.

Reckless Pickup Driver Refuses To Pull Over For Police

Police were on the lookout for a black Chevy pickup after receiving numerous calls about the vehicle driving erratically.

When police attempted to pull the pickup truck over on U.S. 89/91, the pickup veered out of its lane and collided with a semi hauling sand in the oncoming lanes.

According to a release from the Logan City Police Department, the Chevy was traveling at speeds “well in excess of the posted speed limit” when it crashed, causing an explosion and immediate fire.

Pickup Driver Dies, Trucker Burned In Crash

The pickup driver, 26 year old Marcos Torres, died at the scene.

The truck driver, William Gray, was on fire when he got out of his vehicle. After he was extinguished by a UHP trooper, he was transported to the hospital.

Police are still working to determine why Torres fled and crashed into the truck.


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