2 Killed in I-64 Crash



KTVI -- Two people are dead after a semi-truck crash on Interstate 64.

It happened shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday just east of New Baden, Illinois.

A witness says the truck veered left and then to the right before crashing into the overpass at full speed. The driver and passenger, both from Florida, died at the scene.

The accident is under investigation, but authorities think the driver may have fallen asleep behind the wheel.

The westbound lanes of I-64 were shut down for several hours while crews cleaned up debris.

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