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Two semi crashes on I-80 leave two drivers dead

Posted by wlpo on August 11, 2014

A deadly day on Interstate 80. Two semi drivers are dead in separate westbound crashes that happened under an hour apart.

Just before four Sunday morning, Dung Nguyen of California crossed over from the eastbound lanes to westbound lanes of traffic between Ottawa and Marseilles. He hit an oncoming semi, killing that driver who hasn’t been identified. Nguyen and a passenger of his from California survived. He was ticketed for a handful of things including improper lane usage.

About 70 miles down the road and around 45 minutes later, a semi driver was killed between Atkinson and Geneseo. State Police say the fatal crash also involved two semis. Troopers say a semi was parked on the westbound I-80 shoulder when the other driver rear-ended the parked big rig. The driver who slammed into the parked semi was pronounced dead.

Both semi crashes closed stretches of I-80 for over six hours.

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