Police: Two dead after crash on I-69 in Allen County

Police, medics and tow trucks at the scene of a crash on I-69 in Huntington County on Jan. 17, 2016. (photo courtesy:WANE)

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Police said two people are dead after a crash that shut down a section of the Interstate 69 at the Allen County- Huntington County line on Sunday.

According to the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, around 5:45 a.m. officers responded to the crash on I-69 at the 293 mile marker, which is just south of the I-469 interchange in Roanoke.

Investigators determined a car was headed south and for an unknown reason crossed the median and hit a semi- truck driving north.

According to 24-Hour News 8 sister station, WANE, emergency responders closed the northbound lane for about three hours during the investigation. Traffic was diverted between mile marker 286 and 293.

The sheriff’s department said a male driver and female passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene. The Allen County Coroner will release the names of the victims, along with details about their death, at a later time.

The driver of the semi suffered a minor injury.

Accident investigators are working to determine if weather was a factor in the crash, as slick roads caused numerous slide-offs around the area over the weekend. Dispatch reported officers responded to a total of 45 crashes from 7- 11 a.m. on Saturday alone.

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