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Fire crews extinguish burning truck on I-15, resulting ice closes northbound lanes near Perry

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Posted at 8:47 PM, Nov 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-30 00:13:57-05

PERRY, Utah -- A pickup truck became engulfed in flames on I-15 near Perry Sunday night after it collided head-on with another vehicle, and northbound lanes are closed in the area as crews remove ice created by the firefighting efforts.

A Utah Department of Transportation camera in the vicinity of 2650 South in Perry, near I-15 mile post 360, showed the vehicle burning. FOX 13 News first heard reports of the incident just after 8:30 p.m.

Utah Highway Patrol originally stated the burning vehicle was a semi, but they stated later it was actually a pickup truck. The truck was traveling northbound on I-15 when the driver lost control and hit a concrete barrier before moving back into the freeway and striking a passenger car head-on.

The truck caught fire after the impact. Fire crews extinguished the blaze, but the water used in that process created icy conditions so crews remained on scene to mitigate that iciness. As of just before 10 p.m., UHP stated that northbound lanes were closed in the area due to the ice and were expected to remain closed for about an hour.

There were two people in the pickup truck and two people in the passenger car that was hit, and a total of three people were taken to hospitals with minor injuries.

UHP stated at this point it appears the driver of the truck was travelling too fast for the conditions.

Perry is located a few miles south of Brigham City.