Driver dies after semi accident in Gallatin Co.

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.

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