MONROE COUNTY (WTOL) - One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash in Monroe County Monday morning.
The crash happened near the intersection of S. Custer Rd. at Herr Road around 6:35 a.m.
Police say a semi truck was traveling east on S. Custer Rd. in the right lane while a passenger vehicle and a pickup truck were traveling in the same direction in the left lane.
When the passenger vehicle, which was in front of the pickup truck, stopped for the red light on Herr Rd., the police say the pickup truck abruptly switched lanes in front of the semi.
Police say the semi crashed into the rear of the pickup truck. The crash caused the semi’s load to shift into the cab of the semi and hit the driver, a 54-year-old man.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. This identity has not yet been released.
The driver of the pickup truck was taken to Beaumont Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Police say S. Custer Rd. is closed until further notice.
Drivers can detour using US 23.
The crash is under investigation.