Fuel truck bursts into flames after rollover crash, road closed for hours

Posted at 8:08 AM, Sep 27, 2023

LOA, Utah — A road in a remote area of Utah was closed for hours after a semi-truck filled with fuel rolled over and burst into flames.

State Route 24 was closed in both directions at milepost 45, which is near Loa in Wayne County beginning just before 8 a.m. Traffic was reopened in both directions at around 1 p.m.

Utah Highway Patrol officials reported the semi-truck was hauling double trailers, both of which were loaded with fuel.

The rear trailer rolled and the truck became fully engulfed in flames, UHP said.

Once the fire was extinguished, video from Jerry Schmidt showed the charred remains of the truck, still smoldering from the fire.

WATCH: See what was left of the semi-truck after it burst into flames on the road

remains of semi truck

Luckily, the driver was able to get out and no injuries were reported in the incident.

Photos show a thick black plume of smoke and tall flames in the area due to the incident. Due to the burning load, UHP said SR-24 was closed in both directions for hours.