GALT, Calif. — A deadly crash between three big rigs and pick-up truck on Highway 99 killed two people north of Galt on Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash happened on the northbound lanes of Highway 99 north of the Ayers Lane on-ramp. According to Officer James Young, CHP spokesperson, the crash saw a pick-up truck pinned between two big rigs.

Officer Young said traffic was slowing down when a big rig hit the pickup truck and pinned it between the other big rig. A third big rig was involved in the crash, however, police did not confirm how exactly it was involved.

Authorities said both people who died were in the pick-up truck. 

Police said clean-up from the crash was finished earlier than expected, and the roadways are back open. Traffic through the area is still heavy.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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