WELLINGTON, Utah, June 3, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Three people were seriously injured after a semi struck a disabled semi-trailer on SR-6 near Wellington Friday morning.
Utah Highway Patrol said the accident happened at approximately 1:30 a.m. on SR-6 near mile marker 257 when a man was pulled over on the side of the highway fixing his disabled semi-trailer.
Troopers said the man’s semi-trailer was partially blocking the west bound lanes of travel and while he was underneath fixing the air lines, another semi struck the rear corner of the disabled semi-trailer, careened across the eastbound lanes, hit a guardrail and burst into flames.
The two occupants of the second semi were able to escape and were flown to the University of Utah with severe burns.
The driver of the disabled semi was pinned beneath the trailer’s tires and after being extricated, he was taken by ground ambulance to Utah Valley Hospital with several broken bones.
All are expected to recover.
SR-6 was completely closed from 1:30 a.m. for over four hours. All lanes have since been reopened.
Actually there was a man and lady in the semi that burst into flames. Also a poodle named Angel whom lost her life. She was very much and is well missed. Don’t know about the man in stalled semi but the couple in the semi that burst into had third degree burns.