Two killed in semi vs. tanker accident

By WEEK Producer

Two killed in semi vs. tanker accident

May 1, 2013 Updated May 1, 2013 at 5:22 PM CDT

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ill. -- Two people were killed Wednesday afternoon in an accident involving a semi tractor trailer and a semi tanker truck.

Illinois State Police Trooper Dustin Pierce says the two trucks collided on Illinois Route 89 just north of Varna.

Pierce says the roads in the area, primarily Highway 89, are closed and will likely remain closed until the morning hours while authorities investigate.

The identities of the deceased are not being released at this time.

This story will be updated.