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Fiery Semitrailer Crash Shuts Down I-65 In Southern Indiana

Indiana State Police say they’re letting a fire from a crash that has closed Interstate 65 in southern Indiana to burn itself out.

The crash involving three semitrailers occurred about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday about 40 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky. It had the interstate closed in both directions 10 hours later.

Trooper Seth Davidson says one of the trucks was carrying four types of hazardous materials that spilled and mixed.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says the collision caused one of the trailers to leak hazardous chemicals, and eventually at least one of the rigs caught fire, sending black smoke billowing into the air.

The crash occurred along a rural stretch of the highway surrounded by farm fields and a horse farm, but authorities evacuated homes within a half mile as a precaution.

Wheeles says the crash injured one person.

This post has been updated.

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