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Boone County crashes cause closure on southbound I-65

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Jul 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-06 20:14:47-04

BOONE COUNTY — Two crashes involving multiple semis on southbound I-65 have closed down all lanes, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Office.

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Boone County Sheriff's Department responds to a crash on I-65.

The first crash was a single semi-crash. In this crash, the semi had been traveling on the east side lane of I-65 and ended up hitting a concrete wall.

Authorities were diverting traffic to the west side of I-65 when the second crash happened.

The second crash involved four semis on the west side lane of southbound I-65.

According to Deputy Wesley Grant, the fourth semi failed to yield to the slowing traffic and rear-ended the semi in front of it, causing all four semis to crash into each other. This crash caused a complete standstill on I-65.

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A semi rear-ended another semi going southbound on I-65.

Grant said deputies are walking down the interstate making sure everyone is hydrated and not overheating while waiting in their cars.

Those on the interstate and stuck waiting in their car are encouraged to call 911 if there is an emergency. The deputies will need to know which car you are in and will be able to help.

Alongside the people waiting on the interstate, a semi filled with hogs is also stuck on the interstate.

Lebanon Fire Department reported to the scene to help cool down the hogs. They are currently spraying down the semi with hoses.

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The Lebanon Police Department help cool down a semi filled with hogs on I-65.

Grant encourages anyone stuck on the interstate to follow the BCSO social media for more updates on I-65's closure.