Chemical spill along SW Indiana highway injures 4 people


NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) – State police said a chemical leak along a southwestern Indiana highway left four people with non-life-threatening injuries.

ISP Sgt. Todd Ringle said a tractor-trailer hauling a hazardous material leaked a portion of its load Monday morning onto Indiana 66 in western Warrick County.

The Evansville Courier & Press reported the leak left a portion of the highway and at least three vehicles with contamination.

Ringle said a state trooper and three motorists were treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

It wasn’t immediately clear what chemical was involved in the spill. According to Ringle, the truck was headed to a local Alcoa operation

The highway’s eastbound lanes were closed for about two hours, but police said the leak posed “no immediate threat to businesses, residences” or traffic.

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