Sheriff: Heart attack causes 8-vehicle crash

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ALEXANDRIA, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana sheriff says a semitrailer driver’s heart attack triggered an eight-vehicle crash that sent five people to hospitals.

Madison County Sheriff Ron Richardson said the semitrailer driver and four people from other vehicles were taken to hospitals following the crash Monday morning at the Intersection of Indiana 9 and Indiana 28 in Alexandria, about 40 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

Richardson told The Herald Bulletin the accident happened when the semitrailer, which was northbound on Indiana 9, struck two vehicles south of the intersection. The truck continued through the intersection, crossed into the southbound lane and struck a third vehicle, causing a chain collision with four other stopped, southbound vehicles.

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