Fiery crash shuts down I-65 near Seymour; homes evacuated

Saul Bowman
January 13, 2018

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with Indiana State Police said crews responding to the cleanup faced an "explosion risk".

Nearby residents have been evacuated as a precaution due to possible air contamination.

I-65 northbound is now back open in Jackson County north of the 41 mile marker.

All lanes on I-80/94 were reopened Wednesday afternoon after being closed for hours in both directions causing massive delays on the roadway.

Police are still investigating the crash. Police also called for an evacuation after chemicals that spilled onto the road became volatile.

Troopers were at the scene and traffic was being diverted at Grant and Burr streets, state police said. Motorists were urged to seek alternate routes.


This story will be updated.

A crash involving multiple tractor trailers has resulted in a massive fire on I-65 in Jackson County, Indiana.

One person, a passenger in one of the semis, was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

INDOT said the work will begin with the left lane.

Department of Environmental Management.

The spill is not believed to be a threat to area residents or other passing drivers.

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