Crews Battle Fire from Semi Accident on I-70

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We’re following developing news out of West Terre Haute, where one person has died in an accident involving two semis that erupted into a large fire on I-70.

According to officials, two semis traveling eastbound on I-70 appeared to have collided into each other under the Darwin Road Overpass. The gas tank on one of the semis exploded, causing the a fire to erupt.

Officials confirmed one fatality in the crash, but also said the other driver managed to escape safely.

Traffic in the eastbound has been closed off and redirected to the on/off ramp of the Darwin exit. Viewers have reported to the newsroom that traffic is also be diverted through West Terre Haute, causing long traffic towards Terre Haute to be delayed.

We’ll continue to follow this story and bring you more updates as they become available.

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