Crash tied up traffic near Tippecanoe Co. Courthouse

Crash near the Tippecanoe County Courthouse in downtown Lafayette closes area roads and hinders traffic Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (WLFI Photo/Scott Sumner)
Crash near the Tippecanoe County Courthouse in downtown Lafayette closes area roads and hinders traffic Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (WLFI Photo/Scott Sumner)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A two car crash hindered traffic in downtown Lafayette Tuesday afternoon.

Just after 3 p.m. Tuesday, a white sedan collided with a minivan at the intersection of Fourth and Columbia streets. The minivan rolled over on its roof and landed on the sidewalk, just in front of the Tippecanoe County Courthouse.

Lafayette Fire Captain Randy Evans said crews worked to carefully cleanup the debris and chemicals spilled across the area.

“There is a lot of fuel coming out of the van, so we obviously have a hazard here right now,” said Evans. “We need to turn over that car to get it towed out of here, so we are going to watch it for any kind of spark or any problems like that, so we don’t have a fire out here.”

Authorities said that the occupants of the van and the occupant of the sedan were all taken to an area hospital. Firefighters said none of the injuries were life-threatening.

Lafayette Police Department reopened area roadways around 4:40 p.m.

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