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I-70 Open After Multi-Vehicle Crash Thursday Afternoon

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Eastbound I-70 was closed at State Road 39 for about six hours. The westbound lanes were reopened around 10 p.m. Thursday.

A massive chain reaction crash involving 35 to 40 vehicles stalled traffic on I-70 near State Road 267 in Hendricks County Thursday afternoon. Indiana State Police Sgt. Rich Myers says the crash happened just after 2 p.m.

He says investigators haven‘t determined an exact cause but a sudden snow burst may have contributed to the crash which involved about 20 semi tractor-trailers. Sgt. Myers says investigators could be working into the daylight hours Friday and it could be days before a final determination on the cause of the crash is made.

He says investigators will be working on matching the vehicles with the drivers so they can tell investigators what they saw when the crash happened. Twelve people were taken to area hospitals, one in critical condition.

Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital confirmed it received six people with injuries.

Hendricks Regional Health in Danville confirmed the hospital treated two people for minor injuries and they were expected to be released.

Four others were taken to Indiana University Health West in Avon.

Eastbound I-70 was closed at State Road 39 for about six hours. The westbound lanes were reopened around 10 p.m. Thursday.

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