One Lane of Southbound I581 Still Closed This Morning After Deadly Crash Yesterday

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State police say at around 5 p.m. Wednesday, a maroon Ford was goingnorthbound on I581 when it made a sudden move and ran into a tractor-trailer,setting off a chain reaction.

Thetractor-trailer then went across the median into the southbound lanes andhit another tractor-trailer.

An SUV and a utility truck alsogot caught up in the wreck.

A hugefire then erupted.

State police say the drivers ofboth tractor-trailers were pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other people inside themaroon Ford and white SUV were taken to the hospital.

No wordon their conditions this morning, and theirnames are not being released at this time.

Investigators say they're stilltrying to figure out what specifically caused the fire, though they tell usneither tractor-trailer was hauling any kind of hazardous material.


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