Report: motorist dies when truck hits snowplow

Authorities say a motorist has died after a pickup truck smashed into the back of a Washington state snowplow and burst into flames Tuesday night in Spokane.

The Spokesman-Review says witnesses report the truck was southbound on U.S. Highway 195 when it crashed into the snowplow. Initial reports indicate the plow driver escaped serious injury.

Washington State Patrol troopers, Spokane County sheriff's deputies, Spokane firefighters and emergency medical crews all responded.