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Driver dead after semi-truck hauling diesel fuel rolls in West Valley City

Posted at 10:08 AM, Jan 16, 2023

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A semi-truck driver died and the driver of a small SUV is in critical condition after the two vehicles collided in West Valley City, causing a "significant" diesel fuel spill.

West Valley City Police said the crash happened before 9 a.m. when the semi-truck traveling southbound on Mountain View Corridor near 3500 South collided with the SUV.

Traffic in the area was shut down for several hours during the investigation and while the fuel was cleaned up. Both directions of 3500 South, as well as southbound lanes of Mountain View Corridor, were impacted by the accident.

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Witnesses told police the SUV was attempting to turn left from northbound Mountain View Corridor to go west when it was struck, but the investigation is ongoing.

Following the accident, the semi-truck rolled on its side and spilled a "significant amount" of diesel fuel, according to police.