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Double tanker 'engulfed in flames' after rollover near Morgan

Published: Thursday, Oct. 17 2013 12:40 p.m. MDT

Firefighters work at the scene of a truck fire on I-84 in Morgan County, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.

Ravell Call, Deseret News

MORGAN — Flames engulfed a double tanker filled with diesel fuel after one of the tanks rolled over on I-84 Thursday.

The semitrailer was eastbound on the interstate about 7:55 a.m. when the rear tank tipped over near Morgan, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. The driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Firefighters responded and decided to let the fire, which blazed on both tankers, burn itself out, the UHP reported.

Police believe that the vehicle's speed may have contributed to the crash. Traffic was temporarily shut down in eastbound and westbound lanes.

— Whitney Evans

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