UPDATE: Tire tread causes fatal rollover accident in Box Elder

A frayed tire tread lead to the death of a Clearfield man Thursday night after his pickup truck rolled on Interstate 15 in Box Elder County, one mile south of the Plymouth exit.Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Lee Perry says 59-year old Arthur Baca and his 58-year old wife were heading northbound at 7:10 p.m., when the passenger rear tire tread came off of their 1996 Dodge Pickup, causing Baca to lose control of the vehicle. Lt. Perry says witnesses saw the truck start to fishtail, cross into the left lane, and eventually roll into the median. The rollover crushed the driver side of the cab, killing Baca. The truck eventually rested upside down. The passenger, Baca’s wife, was not seriously injured. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Both occupants were wearing seat belts.

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