An 18-wheeler claimed the lives of two people in Duval County just before 4 a.m. Thursday, about seven miles west of Freer.

Department of Public Safety troopers say an 18-wheeler slammed into the back of a van that was towing a trailer. 10 people were inside the van at the time of the crash. A 15-year old and six-year old boy were killed in the accident.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.