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Fiery semi crash closes I-40 East in Dickson County

Fiery semi crash closes I-40 East in Dickson County”

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

According to a release from ISP Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, Indiana State Police responded to a personal injury crash I-65S near the 43-mile marker just after 4:30am on Wednesday.

Indiana State Trooper Seth Davidson says that the truck was hauling four hazardous chemicals, two corrosion, one oxidizer and one with acid. Houses within a half-mile have been evacuated, according to his Twitter feed.

All lanes of I-65 are closed. The northbound lanes reopened to traffic around 3 p.m., and the southbound lanes opened around 9 p.m.

I-65 northbound and southbound is closed from Seymour to Uniontown following an early morning crash.

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Officials said one person was injured. Traffic is being diverted off I-65 at Exit 50.

Department of Environmental Management. Police are urging drivers to seek alternate routes as there is a risk of explosion due to the leaking semi being fully engulfed in flames.

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

The investigation is ongoing.

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