TIPP CITY, Ohio (WDTN) - As rescuers worked the fiery crash on Interstate 75 Wednesday night, another trucker was involved in a crash nearby.
"She impacted and the hood went right up under here and the windshield was right under here," said Troy Thomas, trucker.
Thomas shows the damage to his semi truck after being rear ended during a massive back-up following this fatal fiery crash on Interstate 75 south, near Tipp City.
"Sitting there for approximately a minute, minute and a half and boom, I was rear ended by a four wheeler."
Thomas shared this picture he took of the accident. He says the woman behind the wheel is lucky she wasn't badly hurt.
"She said oh, I just looked up and there you were! She thought she was traveling 60 and was maybe down to 45-50 at the time she impacted me."
Thomas is also counting his blessings, thinking of the two truck drivers who died in the chain reaction crash.
"It's a sad thing. It's fairly rare when truck drivers die in crashes likes these. It's usually the other vehicles involved."
Thomas says he's eager to learn more about what caused the fatal crash. He believes speed and the drivers merging may be to blame.
"The nation's traffic has become far too heavy to merge into one or two lanes when we are used to four or three and the volumes can't handle that anymore," said Thomas.
Logan, Darke, Preble, Greene and Wayne County, Indiana are under level one snow emergencies. Butler County is under a level two snow emergency.
Snowfall reports vary across the Miami Valley as the storm continues to produce heavy snow, making it hard for drivers to see in some cases.
People's daily routines were definitely impacted by the wintry blast Friday.
The first wave of the storm brought hazardous conditions to the Greenville area in Darke County.