The Nebraska State Patrol says 36-year-old Laura Foster has been charged with motor vehicle homicide and driving while intoxicated in the wreck in west-central Nebraska.
According to NSP, 43-year-old Angela Miller of Ravenna died in the crash.
NRP reports Miller was traveling east on I-80 near Paxton when her pick-up was rear-ended by an SUV driven by Foster. Miller lost control of the pick-up, it crossed the median and ran onto the westbound lane of traffic, crashing into a semi tractor-trailer carrying hazardous material. The tanker burst into flames.
A hazardous materials crew had to clean up the mess.
The patrol closed I-80 between Paxton and Sutherland for a time Thursday night due to smoke from the burning semi.
Brent Weithorn, KXPN, contributed to this report.