UPDATE: I-70 WB reopened following early-morning crash


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – A crash with injuries shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near mile marker 4 for a little over five hours Saturday morning.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Matt Ames said one person was taken to a hospital in Indianapolis. That person’s injuries were not immediately known.

According to Vigo County 911 dispatch, the crash happened around 6:15 a.m. The westbound lanes reopened around 11:30 a.m.

ISP troopers redirected traffic from the interstate at mile marker 11 to Margaret Avenue and back onto the interstate while a team worked to clean up the road. A pick-up truck reportedly crashed into a truck carrying hazardous material to a construction site on the Wabash River bridge.

According to troopers, the driver in the pick-up truck did not notice the box truck slowing down.

They said the box truck was pushed into the median, spilling out the material.

Hazmat teams were on the scene to clean up what was left behind before reopening the interstate.

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story misstated the crash happened at mile marker 7.

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