Two people were killed in a collision early today that involved an SUV. and two semis on Interstate 29 in Sioux City. Police got reports of a vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the highway about 1:45 this morning.
The SUV hit a northbound semi head-on in the vicinity of the Floyd Monument. A second semi swerved to avoid the crash but hit the SUV and rolled over on its side. It carried anhydrous ammonia.
The SUV’s driver and passenger were dead at the scene. The driver of the first semi was taken to the hospital with minor injuries while the second truck’s driver wasn’t seriously hurt. Both lanes of the interstate were closed for hours this morning but the southbound lanes are now open. The northbound lanes should reopen by mid-morning.
It’s the second fatal crash on I-29 in Sioux City this week. A 62-year-old Castana man was killed Sunday when his pickup was hit by a car that crossed the median.