LODGEPOLE - Two semi-tractor-trailers collided near mile-marker 72 on Interstate 80, resulting in a fatality, Saturday morning.

Two semi-tractor-trailers collided at approximately 7:25 a.m., closing both lanes of traffic. Westbound traffic was at a standstill at 8:30 a.m. Westbound traffic was diverted onto U.S. Highway 30. 

Authorities confirmed with News Channel Nebraska an eastbound semi-tractor-trailer crossed the median and collided with another westbound truck. The driver of the eastbound truck was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the westbound truck was transported to SRMC. Names of the drivers are not yet available. 

Nebraska State Patrol and the Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office were among the responding agencies.