Truck crash causes fire and closes Interstate 65

 

SEYMOUR, IN- An early morning crash has shut down Interstate 65 in southern Indiana.

NBC affiliate WAVE reports a crash involving three semi trucks happened around 6:30a.m. EST Wednesday near Seymour.

The crash also caused a large fire that could be seen several hours later.

One of the trucks was carrying hazardous material. Any home withing a half-mile of the crash was evacuated.

 

Indiana State Police say a truck driver was not paying attention and rear-ended a second semi, which caused the second semi to hit the third semi. Troopers say a passenger in one of the trucks was hurt but expected to recover.

At last checked, all of the southbound lanes on I-65 are closed.

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