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Fleeing driver killed in crash with semitrailer, police say

One driver is dead and another seriously injured in a crash in Sardine Canyon, south of Logan.
One driver is dead and another seriously injured in a crash in Sardine Canyon, south of Logan.
Utah Department of Public Safety

WELLSVILLE, Cache County — A driver who troopers say fled a traffic stop in Sardine Canyon Wednesday died after crashing head-on into a semitrailer.

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper had tried to pull over the driver about 2 p.m. after a police alert was issued on the vehicle, authorities said.

The crash left the truck's driver with serious injuries, said Utah Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Marissa Cote. The driver of the other vehicle, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Photos provided by the department showed the cab of the truck was crushed and partially melted following the crash.

The junction of state Routes 89 and 91 at Wellsville were closed in both directions from mile makers 16 to 19, Cote said.

No other details were immediately available.