Indiana Department of Transportation tanker truck fire closes Interstate 465 on southwest side

No injuries reported

INDIANAPOLIS - Southbound Interstate 465 is moving slowly on Indianapolis' southwest side after a highway truck hit a loose mattress and caught fire Monday.

The crash happened in the southbound lanes just before 11:30 a.m. near Sam Jones Expressway, north of Interstate 70.

Smoke could be seen billowing from the scene, but the fire looked to be under control by noon.

The Indiana Department of Transportation vehicle was powered by compressed natural gas.

Two other cars collided in the aftermath

A Wayne Township Fire Department vehicle was also believed to have been involved, but that turned out not to be the case.

No injuries were reported.

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