Equipment falls off truck causing deadly crash in Galesburg-UPDATED

GALESBURG, Ill. (KWQC) - UPDATE: Officials have identified the people involved in the fatal accident that happened on Route 34 Wednesday evening, April 5, 2017.

Police say the driver and passenger who died in the accident were 71-year-old Leonard Anderson and 66-year-old Carolyn Anderson, both of Oquaka, Ill.

The driver of the truck and trailer was 64-year-old Earl W. Feirge, of Mexico, Missouri. Feirge was treated and released at the scene.

Route 34 was reopened around 1:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

ORIGINAL: Two people were killed in a car accident caused by equipment falling off a truck.

It happened at approximately 7:14 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Police say a Ford F750 truck was traveling west on US-34 pulling a flatbed trailer loaded with equipment.

As the truck traveled under the overpass at Lincoln Park Drive, the equipment hit the underside of the overpass, knocking it off the trailer onto US-34.

A car traveling behind the truck was unable to avoid hitting the fallen piece of equipment. The driver and front seat passenger of that car were killed in the crash.

The driver of the truck was treated and released at the scene. No one else was involved.

Galesburg Police Department, Galesburg Fire Department, Knox County Coroner, Illinois DOT, Illinois State Police Traffic Reconstruction Unit, Commercial Vehicle Officer and District 7 Patrol responded to the scene.

The roadway was closed for more than 6 hours overnight, but it has since reopened to traffic.

The incident remains under investigation.