Semi fire closes westbound lanes on I-74 near Greensburg

A vehicle caught on fire on I-74 Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Provided Photo/ISP)

DECATUR COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – A semi fire has closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 74 near the 129 mile marker.

A vehicle caught on fire on I-74 Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Provided Photo/ISP)
A vehicle caught on fire on I-74 Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Provided Photo/ISP)

According to Indiana State Police, the semi was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived to the scene around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The crash happened near Greensburg.

ISP said they expect the westbound lanes to be closed for several hours as they work to clear the scene and put out the flames.

ISP said the semi, driven by 44-year-old Juan Murillo of Hammond was westbound on I-74 when Murillo lost control of the vehicle. Murillo was able to exit the vehicle. He sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene.

ISP, Decatur County Sheriff’s Department and fire department along with EMS were responding to the crash.

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