Early morning semi crash closed one lane of I-65

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TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – An early morning crash Thursday shut down one lane of Interstate 65 for three hours in Tippecanoe County.

Indiana State Police were called around 4 a.m. to I-65 South near mile-marker 181, which is three miles north of the State Road 43 exit, for a crash involving two semi trucks.

Preliminary investigation results revealed that one semi was disabled and parked in the emergency lane on I-65 South, with emergency triangles deployed behind the trailer. Another semi headed southbound in the right lane of I-65 failed to see the parked semi and side swiped the trailer.

The crash caused cargo from both trailers to be scattered across the right lane of the interstate.

A third semi did not see the scattered debris on I-65 and ran through the cargo. This semi had minor damage, but was able to drive away from the scene.

Deputies said the first two trailers were completely destroyed. The semi trucks were towed from the scene and both have extensive damage.

ISP said there were no injuries reported and the investigation continues.

The right lane of I-65 was shut down for about three hours for investigation and cleanup. All lanes are now open and traffic is back to normal.

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