WHITESTOWN, Ind. — One person was killed in a five-vehicle crash that shut down I-65 for more than ten hours.
The Whitestown Metropolitan Police Department says the crash happened on I-65 southbound Sunday night around 10:30. Two semis and three other vehicles were involved.
“There was a fair amount of debris from the collision that was thrown all over both sides of the interstate,” said Captain John Jurkash.
Jurkash said one of the semis then caught on fire. When firefighters and police arrived to the crash, the semi was fully engulfed. One of the drivers was killed as a result of the fire. Their name has not been released yet.
“It was a very serious crash,” Jurkash said. “It took a lot of agencies throughout the county — fire, police and EMS — to clean it up.”
Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the crash.
Southbound lanes of I-65 were closed through the night and most of Monday morning. According to INDOT, the interstate was re-opened just before 9 a.m.
A secondary crashed happened near Lebanon due to the traffic backup Monday morning. Jurkash said there were injuries reported, but no one was killed.