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Two dead in fiery Interstate 80 crash

LECLAIRE, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say two people are dead in a fiery crash involving four vehicles on Interstate 80 in eastern Iowa.

The accident happened about 6:15 Monday night in the eastbound lanes near LeClaire and involved two semitrailers, a minivan and a car. Some of the vehicles burst into flames.

The Iowa State Patrol says two people died. Their names have not been released.

Troopers says the accident happened when a semitrailer hit a line of vehicles stopped on the interstate at a construction zone.

The truck hit the rear of the car, pushing it into a ditch. The semi then hit the rear of the van, pushing the van into another semitrailer. The first truck ended up in the median.

The crash closed the interstate for several hours.

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