THORNTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Two crashes involving semitrailers left a trucker dead and snarled traffic approaching Indianapolis on Interstate 65 for several hours.
A southbound semi's cab caught fire after it ran into the back of another about 6 a.m. Thursday in an area where vehicles had slowed down because another semitrailer had flipped onto its side about a mile ahead.
Boone County Sheriff Ken Campbell tells WRTV that the driver was trapped inside the cab and died from the crash near the I-65 exit for Thorntown about 20 miles northwest of Indianapolis. Traffic backed up at times for more than 10 miles.
The northbound lanes of I-65 were also closed for several hours near Demotte in northwestern Indiana after a semi ran into one that was parked on the shoulder early Thursday.