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2 Killed When 3 Semis Collide

A Wisconsin state highway was closed for hours Tuesday after 3 semitrailer trucks crashed at an intersection, killing two people and spilling liquid nitrogen and diesel fuel.

The incident happened at the intersection of County Trunk T and Wisconsin state Highway 26. One semi was turning onto County Trunk T and was rear ended by another semi pushing it into the path of a third semi, police said. The crash caused one semi to overturn spilling roughly 300 gallons of liquid nitrogen, police said.

A 21-year-old Appleton man and a 65-year-old Waukesha woman were injured on the scene and taken to Waupun Memorial Hospital, where they both later died. A 62-year-old man who was also injured was treated at the scene.

Authorities shut down traffic in the area while the Fond du Lac Fire Department cleaned the area.