One person killed in fiery I-69 crash

(Provided Photo/Indiana State Police)

ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) – One person died following a fiery chain-reaction crash along an I-69 construction zone late Monday.

Emergency crews were called to the 222 mile marker near State Road 9 and State Road 67 shortly after 11 p.m.

Indiana State Police officials said a semi driver didn’t slow down while approaching backed up traffic in a construction zone. As a result, the semi hit a vehicle, causing it to hit the vehicle in front of it and burst into flames. The driver of the initial vehicle the semi hit died. That person’s name wasn’t immediately released.

An ISP trooper was treated for smoke inhalation, but no other injuries were reported.

Northbound lanes of I-69 were closed for nearly six hours for the clean-up and investigation. Those lanes were reopened to traffic shortly before 5 a.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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