Two Indy residents killed in crash on I-65 near Seymour

SEYMOUR, Ind. -- Two Indianapolis residents were killed and another seriously injured in a crash early Tuesday morning.  

The crash happened just after 7 a.m. on I-65 near Seymour as a result of an earlier crash. 

Indiana State Police say the first crash happened when a semi rear-ended another semi near the 47 mile marker. That crash sent one driver to the hospital and caused a partial back-up of I-65 for several hours. 

About a mile back from the first crash, police say a teal van, driven by Thomas Harding, 62, was unable to stop in the slowed traffic and struck the rear of a box trailer. 

Thomas and his front seat passenger, Joyce Harding, 59, were both killed in the accident. A backseat passenger, Francisco Rodriguez, 19, was seriously injured in the crash and was flown to the University of Louisville. All three are from Indianapolis. 

The interstate was closed for about two hours as crews unloaded the semis and cleaned up a fuel spill.

Both accidents remain under investigation by Indiana State Police. 

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