CRAWFORD COUNTY, Missouri- A truck driver was killed in a fiery crash involving another semi early Tuesday morning on I-44 in Crawford County right outside of Bourbon.

The name of the deceased victim has not been released pending an investigation by the coroner’s office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

The patrol says the crash happened when a truck driven by Miles Raeford, of Mesquite Texas had slowed in the interstate’s eastbound lane. That’s when a Freightliner struck Raeford from behind and caught fire killing the unnamed driver. The victim was declared deceased at the scene.

Trooper Cpl. Peart responded at 2:20 a.m.