Tanker truck burns after crash on Salt Lake City interstate

February 22, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a tanker truck carrying about 8,000 gallons (30,283 liters) of fuel crashed on an interstate, erupting into flames near downtown Salt Lake City.

Utah Highway Patrol says a car hit a concrete barrier and then struck the diesel tanker on southbound lanes of Interstate 15 early Friday.

The truck rolled to its side, spilling fuel and bursting into flames. Firefighters had the blaze extinguished using foam after a few hours.

Utah High Patrol says both drivers were transported to hospitals, but they were not seriously injured.

The state Department of Transportation says the fire damaged the road, so it’s not known when the interstate will fully reopen.

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