A serious collision involving multiple tractor trailers brought traffic to a standstill on a major interstate in Indianapolis, Indiana, last night.
The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. on Monday, November 19, in the southbound lanes of I-465 near Rockville Road, according to the Indianapolis Star. The Indiana State Police (ISP) say that the crash began when a Pepsi truck became disabled in the center lane of the interstate. A U.S. Mail truck rear-ended the Pepsi truck, then spun into the path of another southbound semi truck. A pickup truck then collided with the crashed vehicles.
One truck driver was pinned inside the cab of his truck after the crash and had to be extracted by rescue crews.
Three people were taken to the hospital for treatment of critical injuries. A fourth person suffered minor injuries in the crash.
The traffic backups caused by this crash sparked a secondary crash on southbound I-465 around 11:30 p.m. A car driver rear-ended a semi truck in slowed traffic from the previous crash.
Quite the mess along I-465 SB overnight. Police just cleared the debris and opened up all lanes near Rockville & Crawfordsville Roads.https://t.co/hfMKN4JJkP
— Angela Brauer (@AngelaBrauerTV) November 20, 2018
The car driver died at the scene. The truck driver was uninjured. The crashes shut down all lanes of I-465 for hours, but transportation officials were able to reopen the interstate for the morning rush hour today. ISP is still investigating both of the crashes.