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.