Two people killed in crash involving semi truck on the Indiana Toll Road

ELKHART, Ind. -- Two people are dead following a crash between two semis on the Indiana Toll Road near mile marker 90.5 around 1:04 a.m. Saturday morning.

Preliminary investigation shows that a 2013 International semi was traveling westbound when it crossed the center median and entered the eastbound lane, according to police. The reason is unknown at this time. As the International crossed the eastbound lanes, a semi traveling eastbound hit the trailer of the International. One semi caught on fire. Both the Eastbound and Westbound lane were backed up for hours. Traffic was diverted at Exit 77 and Exit 96.

The driver of the International was taken to the hospital where he later died. The driver of the second semi was pronounced dead at the scene.

Westbound lanes opened around 2:30 a.m. Eastbound lanes reopened around 6:20 a.m.

Identities are being withheld at this time.

Contributions to this story also made by: Brenda Koopsen

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