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One person was killed and another injured when a passenger car crashed head-on with a semitruck late Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, on state Route 40 near Duchesne.

DUCHESNE — One person was killed and another injured when a passenger car crashed head-on with a semitrailer late Thursday.

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Just after 11 p.m., a car heading west on U.S. 40 near Duchesne suddenly went into oncoming traffic for an unknown reason and hit a semitrailer pulling double tankers, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

"The semi continued on for a short distance before being able to stop. The tractor then ignited into flames and completely burned," the UHP said in a statement.

The driver of the passenger car, Jacob A Kosowsky, 21, of Boca-Raton, Florida, was killed on impact, according to the UHP. A passenger was taken to Uintah Basin Medical Center with injuries not considered to be life-threatening. The semitrailer driver was treated for minor injuries at the scene.