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Bungee cord caused crash that closed I-465 for hours, Indiana State Police say

Posted at 9:10 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 21:10:39-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- A six-vehicle crash that closed westbound Interstate 465 for hours Wednesday was caused by a bungee cord being used to hold down the hood of a vehicle, according to Indiana State Police.

The bungee cord failed, the engine hood flew open and the driver lost control, ISP tweeted. 

Two semis and six cars were involved in the crash. Only one person suffered a minor injury.

"So fortunate there weren't any serious injuries," ISP wrote. "Poorly maintained vehicles shouldn't be driven on the interstate or any other road."

The crash occurred at about 1:55 p.m. northeast of Indianapolis and closed the road through rush hour. The interstate didn't reopen until about 8:40 p.m.