Two people have been killed and a portion of U.S. Highway 30 near Silver Creek has been closed after an early morning crash involving three semi-trailer trucks.
The crash occurred just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, four miles west of Silver Creek on U.S. Highway 30. Authorities say a semi traveling westbound crossed the center line, clipping an eastbound semi and then striking a second eastbound semi head-on. The two trucks then burst into flames.
The male driver of the westbound semi and the male driver of the second eastbound semi were both killed in the crash. The male driver of the first eastbound semi was not injured.
The names of the two men killed have not yet been released, pending autopsy results.
U.S. Highway 30 is expected to remain closed through the noon hour Tuesday as the crash investigation and clean-up continues. Traffic is being detoured westbound at Silver Creek onto Highway 39. Eastbound traffic is being detoured at the Highway 92 junction.