LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Two men were killed when a tractor-trailer slammed into another semi that was stopped along Interstate 65 near Lafayette, Indiana State Police said.
The crash happened about 7:15 a.m. Monday in the southbound lanes of I-65 just north of Lafayette.
Police said that the two men were working on the trailer parked on the shoulder when an oncoming semi hit it. That semi then went off the right side of the highway and into a wooded area, where it caught fire, the Journal & Courier reported.
The men were later identified as Marek Dziudek, 44, from Downers Grove, Ill., and Tadeusz Wojtaszek, 31, from Romeoville, Ill.
The driver of the oncoming semi was not injured, police said.
ISP said I-65 was shut down for nearly three hours before one lane opened to traffic just before 10 a.m. Police halted the southbound traffic after the crash and diverted vehicles off I-65 at the Indiana 18 interchange about 10 miles north of the crash scene.
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