The cause and sequence of events that led to the crash remains under investigation, but the release said that alcohol and drugs did not appear to be a factor.
Dispatchers originally reported nine vehicles were involved in the crash, but a later release reported that only eight vehicles, including the truck, were involved.
The fatal crash comes as the region was hit by heavy rainfall; however, the patrol said it was too early to tell whether the weather was a factor in the crash.
Also, highways are busier than usual on the eve of Thanksgiving for the upcoming holiday, though AAA reports that travel is down from years past due to the coronavirus pandemic.
We will continue to update this report.