Two people died in a crash involving three vehicles, including a semitrailer, in eastern Iowa, officials there said.
The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. Monday at a rural intersection several miles south of Palo, according to a news release by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies who first arrived on the scene found that the semi, a car and a pickup truck had collided, and the semi was engulfed in flames.
Investigators said the driver of the semi was pulled from the burning wreckage by passing motorists and was flown to a nearby hospital. His medical condition was not immediately available.
The drivers of the car and pickup were declared dead at the scene. Authorities had not released their names by late Tuesday morning.
No details of how the crash occurred were given in the release. The sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the crash.