By Jon King /

A Livingston County man was one of two people killed in a crash Tuesday that closed down a portion of US-23 in Washtenaw County.

Michigan State Police say the accident happened just after 1:15 Tuesday afternoon on US-23 northbound at Earhart Road, south of Plymouth Road. A preliminary investigation indicates a Cadillac SRX traveling southbound crossed the median and struck a Honda Civic before hitting a semi-truck traveling northbound.

The northbound lanes of US-23 were closed for five hours. The deceased occupants were both in the SUV and identified as 66-year-old Stephen Rohacs from Pinckney and 54-year-old Leonard Hershey from Detroit.

The driver of the Honda Civic, a 23-year-old Ann Arbor man received minor injuries while the driver of the semi-truck was not injured. State Police say they continue to investigate the reason the Cadillac crossed the median.

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