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Man killed after rear-ending truck in Box Elder

Published August 27, 2012 2:59 pm

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An Idaho man who ran into the back of a semi-truck on Interstate 15 in Box Elder County on Monday afternoon died at the scene, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

Anthony Jackson, 31, of Boise, was driving a Ford Escape north on I-15 about 1:30 p.m. near Brigham City when traffic was funneled into the right lane because of a grass fire in the median, troopers reported. The Escape rear-ended a semitrailer truck that had slowed in front of it. The car then spun around the semi, striking a guardrail and a car in front of the semi, troopers wrote.

Jackson and his passenger, 28, both were injured despite wearing safety belts, troopers wrote. Jackson died from his injuries.

The Salt Lake Tribune