TIPP CITY, Ohio (WDTN) - As all the lanes of Interstate 75 were opened to traffic again Thursday evening by 7:00 pm, we're learning more about the fiery crash that killed two truck drivers and seriously injured another driver.
Seven vehicles were involved in the crash at I-75 south in Tipp City Wednesday night.
Troopers don't know how fast the truck that started the chain reaction was traveling, but say it was a major impact, enough so that the sparks from the metal likely ignited leaking fluids, leading to the fire.
Troopers say the second semi involved was carrying large paper rolls that were heavy and highly flammable.
The identities of the two truck drivers killed have not been released. The coroner's office says it needs dental records to identify them and it could be Friday afternoon before identifications are made.
One of the trucking companies is from Canada. The other from Indiana.
The heat from the crash was so severe, it singed a woman's hair and burned her ear as she drove by on the other side with the windows down.
"It was horrifying. I was hysterical. I've never seen anything like that in my life. It was terrible and even the other semi wasn't on fire at that point," said Vicki Hart, witness to crash.
Forget the slippery roads and inches of snow on the ground, it's the perfect time to propose marriage. At least that is how Levi Minor felt Friday night.
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.
The National Weather Service canceled the Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory just after 9:30 pm.
Sinclair Community College is closing all campus locations for the day due to the inclement weather.