Two people are dead after a gasoline tanker exploded in a head-on collision with a tow truck in Placer County.

California Highway Parol says that the incident happened just after 10 a.m. A semi hauling a gasoline tanker was heading southbound on Highway 20 when a tow truck heading northbound crossed the center divide for an unknown reason.

Cal Fire confirmed that both drivers involved in the collision have died.

The fire was put out by 5 p.m.

Highway 20, west of I-80 in Placer County, reopened Thursday night, Interstate 80 is also open in both directions.