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.