ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a deadly three vehicle crash on I-94.

It happened around 6 o'clock this morning between Osakis and Alexandria.

Calvin Hess, 40, of Kenmare, North Dakota, and his passenger, 39 year-old Myron Bishop of Thompson Falls, Montana were killed when their pickup ran into the back of a semi parked on the shoulder of the interstate.

Another semi then hit the pickup.

All three vehicles were heading west.

Westbound I-94 was shut down for about 4 hours and traffic was rerouted.