FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Two people are confirmed dead following a crash on U.S. 24 near I-469 in eastern Allen County according to the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.
The crash happened at approximately 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Bruick Road in the eastbound lanes according to the Indiana Department of Transportation website.
According to the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, a semi-trailer was heading eastbound when it crossed the grass median striking a pickup truck with a trailer heading westbound. Reports on the scene say a third vehicle was involved in the crash, but no injuries were reported as it received damage to an outside mirror. Both the semi and pickup truck caught fire as a result of the crash and sustained serious damage.
The semi-truck driver, an adult female, was transported to the hospital in serious condition with an officer. The driver and passenger of the pickup truck were confirmed deceased at the scene.
A video sent in by Tracy Gardner shows the aftermath of the crash:
It is not confirmed at this time whether the semi-driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.
Allen County authorities said all lanes reopened around 9 p.m. Thursday.
This is an ongoing investigation.