MADISON COUNTY, Ind. - A serious, fatal crash closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 69 in Madison County late Monday night, state police confirmed.
Indiana State Police (ISP) said just before 11:30 p.m. that four vehicles crashed on northbound I-69 just past exit 222 (just past the Nestle plant) between Pendleton and Anderson.
The crash happened in the middle of a construction zone, so ISP troopers were already on the scene trying to slow down traffic.
ISP said a northbound semi failed to slow down for traffic ahead of him hit another car, sending both vehicles bursting into flames.
The car that was hit by the semi flew forward and hit a pickup truck in front of it. In part of the chain reaction, the pickup truck then hit the vehicle in front of it.
The crash resulted in the loss of one life: That of the driver in the first car that got hit by the semi. No one else was injured in the crash or fire. That victim has not yet been identified.
Crews were working on cleaning up fuel that spilled during the crash.
Traffic was diverted off exit 222 after the crash.
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