A crash on U.S. 24 near Interstate 469 left two people dead and another in critical condition. Police responded to the accident involving an SUV and a semitruck. An investigation showed the SUV was traveling eastbound on 24 and was slowed in traffic. Officials say the two occupants in the SUV died at the scene. A third occupant was transported to a hospital in critical condition. The driver of the big rig was not injured. The crash closed part of the highway while police investigated. Several hours later the roadway was reopened. The crash remains under investigation at this hour buy both state and local officials.
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