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Semi crashes, catches fire on I-70; 47K pounds of sunflower seeds lost

Posted at 6:12 AM, May 17, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- About 47,000 pounds of sunflower seeds were lost, but nobody was seriously injured when a semi crashed into a car and caught fire on I-70 Wednesday morning.

The crash happened around 3:45 a.m., in the eastbound lanes of I-70, near the Keystone Avenue exit.

Police say the car was in the center lane, and hit the semi in the left lane. The semi driver overcorrected and lost control.

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The driver was able to get out, but the entire cab of the semi burned down. The driver said he lost everything inside, from his extra clothes to his computer. He was driving it from South Dakota to North Carolina.

The driver also said he feels blessed to be alive, and doesn't blame the other car for the crash.

Both the driver of the car and the semi driver had minor injuries, but neither went to the hospital. There is no evidence that alcohol was involved.

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Police opened up two lanes of I-70 around 5 a.m. The rest will re-open later in the day.