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Semi crashes cause traffic issues on I-65 southbound near North Split

A second semi caught fire soon after earlier crash was cleared
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Posted at 8:21 AM, May 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-03 13:33:53-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Two crashes involving semi-tractor trailers that occurred hours apart at nearly the same location on Interstate 65 snarled traffic Monday morning in Downtown Indianapolis.

The southbound lanes of I-65 near of the North Split were shut down for more than three hours after a semi overturned around 7 a.m. at mile marker 111.7.

Nobody was injured in the crash, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department.

Not long after crews cleared the truck and traffic began moving, another semi caught fire after a crash that occurred around 10:40 a.m. in the southbound lanes at mile marker 111.8.

Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine said the truck's driver was able to escape the truck. The left two lanes of I-65 southbound were closed following the crash.

Information about the cause of the crashes was not available.

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A semi caught fire after a crash on Interstate 65 in Downtown Indianapolis on Monday, May 3, 2021.

WRTV photographer Shea Goodpaster contributed to this report.