Crash in Jackson Co. shuts down lanes in both directions of I-65 , sends 1 to hospital

Photo of semi on fire on I-65 in Jackson County. (Provided Photo/ISP)

JACKSON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – An early Wednesday morning crash in Jackson County has shutdown both southbound and northbound lanes of I-65.

According to the Indiana State Police,just after 4:30 troopers responded to a personal injury crash on southbound I-65, south of Seymour.

ISP says the crash involved three semis and began after one semi rear ended two other semis, causing a hazardous chemical to leak onto the roadway.

Southbound lanes were immediately shutdown after crash for cleanup and several hours later, northbound lanes were also shutdown.

ISP says, as a precaution, all houses within in a half mile were evacuated.

Police say there is an explosion risk in the area and then later the semi leaking the chemicals became engulfed.

One person, a passenger in one of the semis, was transported to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

It is unclear when those lanes will be back open.