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Semi driver blamed for causing horrific crash near Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on August 2, 2016

The names of everyone involved in Monday’s tragic crash on Interstate 80 near Ottawa could come out at any time.

State troopers are saying that autopsies on the three victims were finished Tuesday and next of kin have been contacted. Dental exams of the victims have slowed the release of names.

What troopers have said is that a semi driver hauling gravel and rock couldn’t slow down in time to prevent his truck from hitting a passenger vehicle that was slowed down for construction on westbound I-80. Two people in the vehicle died along with one person in a truck hauling tires. A total of three semis, two trucks and the passenger vehicle were part of the crash.

Westbound I-80 traffic was stopped for nine hours around the crash scene.

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