2 hospitalized after being trapped amid semitruck crash in Fillmore

FILLMORE — Two people were hospitalized after a collision with a semitruck in Fillmore on Sunday morning, authorities say.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. Sunday, officials responded to a semitruck crash that trapped two people before the vehicle caught fire, according to the Fillmore, Utah Volunteer Fire Department.

The fire was extinguished and both victims were extracted and transported to the hospital, the department added.

The truck was northbound on I-15 near Fillmore, carrying several barrels of silicone grease, when it caught on fire around 4:28 a.m. in a construction area. The fire eventually spread to nearby grass and was later extinguished, said Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Andrew Battenfield.

Battenfield said as of 6:17 p.m., there was a 10-mile backup on I-15 that could take three to four more hours to clear.

The identities and condition of the victims are currently unknown.

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