| Courtesy UHP
On SR-191 at MP 10 south of Bluff, a northbound tractor trailer loaded with produce crossed the center line and struck a southbound tractor trailer loaded with U.S. mail head on. Both trailers were ripped open and their contents were scattered. The driver of the southbound semi was slightly injure mainly by flying glass and was transported in Alpha condition to Blanding hospital.
Driver killed when two semi trucks collide near Bluff
By Erin Alberty
| The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Dec 11 2013 04:28 pm • Last Updated Dec 11 2013 10:14 pm
Two semitrailer trucks collided head-on early Tuesday in southern Utah, killing an Arizona man.
Michael Eckerman, 29, of Glendale, Ariz., was driving a semi carrying produce north on State Road 191 near Bluff about 12:45 a.m., when he crossed the center line and collided with a southbound mail truck.
"Both trailers were ripped open, and their contents were scattered," Utah Highway Patrol troopers wrote in a statement Tuesday afternoon.
Eckerman was killed in the crash. The driver of the southbound semi suffered minor injuries from flying glass; he was taken to a hospital.
Postal service employees went to the scene to try to recover the scattered mail, UHP spokesoman Todd Royce said.
Weather does not appear to have been a factor, troopers wrote. Both drivers were using their safety belts.
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