GALLATIN CO., IL (WFIE) - A highway in Gallatin County, Illinois is back open after a fatal semi crash.
It happened late Tuesday morning on US 45, just north of Washington Road.
Troopers say a tire flew off the semi being driven by 42-year-old Thomas E. Woodworth, of Mounds, Illinois and hit another semi which then burst into flames. The other semi then ran off the road and hit a tree.
The name of the driver who died has not been released. Troopers say is Woodworth was not hurt. Both drivers were wearing a seatbelt.
The highway was closed for several hours. The crash remains under investigation.