I-65 South in Indiana remains closed after accident/hazmat release

Hazmat release

Hazmat release

HMN-(WTHR) An accident, involving three semis, resulted in fiery crash and hazmat release on I-65 South in Indiana.

SEYMOUR, Ind. (WTHR) – Interstate 65 south remains closed near Seymour due to a fiery crash.

State police say the southbound lanes of the interstate will remain closed for several hours as crews clean up the crash.

State Police originally responded to a crash involving three semis around 6 a.m. Wednesday. The crash is on I-65 near the 43 mile marker.

A semi driver was not paying attention and hit the rear of a second semi, which caused the second semi to hit a third, according to State Police Sgt. Stephan Wheeles. One passenger was injured but is expected to be okay.

As crews began to investigate the crash, they discovered one of the trucks was hauling hazardous materials, so they evacuated homes within a half-mile radius.

Shortly after 11 a.m. one of the trucks caught on fire and burned for nearly two hours.

No serious injuries have been reported.

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