Two semi-truck drivers dead after Indiana Toll Road crash

Two drivers are dead after a Toll Road crash early Saturday morning.
Two drivers are dead after a Toll Road crash early Saturday morning.(WNDU)
Published: Dec. 18, 2021 at 5:42 AM EST
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ELKHART CO., Ind. (WNDU) - Two drivers are dead following an early-morning crash on the Indiana Toll Road between two semis.

The crash happened just after 1 a.m. Saturday morning near mile marker 90.5 in the eastbound lane— about a mile and a half west of Elkhart exit 92.

According to Indiana State Police, a 2013 International semi was traveling westbound when it crossed the center median and entered the eastbound lanes.

As the International was crossing the eastbound lanes, a semi traveling eastbound hit the trailer of the truck.

The semi then caught on fire, fully engulfed.

The driver of the International was taken to Elkhart General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the second semi involved died at the scene.

The crash shut down both the eastbound and westbound lanes of traffic for several hours.

The cause is still under investigation, and the identities of the victims have not been released pending notification of their families.

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