WELLSVILLE, Cache County — Police have identified a man who died in an explosive crash with a semitrailer that set the truck's driver aflame Wednesday.
Marcos Torres, 26, of Brigham City, fled a traffic stop in a black Chevrolet Silverado about 2 p.m., Logan police said in a Thursday statement.
A UHP trooper tried to pull Torres over after receiving reports of reckless driving but the truck fled, slamming head-on into the semitrailer in Sardine Canyon.
Torres was pronounced dead at the scene.
A trooper extinguished the semitrailer driver, William Rigby, of Idaho, who had serious injuries and was brought to Logan Regional Hospital, Logan police said. He was then flown to University of Utah Hospital.
Photos provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety showed the cab of the truck was crushed and partially melted.
The junction of state Routes 89 and 91 at Wellsville were closed in both directions from mile makers 16 to 19 for much of the afternoon.
The crash is under investigation.