*Editors Note: The following story has been corrected to state the incident occurred and shut down eastbound lanes of I-70

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Update: As of 1:57 p.m. all lanes have been re-opened on I-70 Eastbound.

According to Indiana State Police Sgt. Matt Ames, the crash occurred at approximately 12:25 p.m. near mile marker 42 of I-70 eastbound. The incident included two passenger vehicles and a semi truck. Ames says the driver of the semi failed to observe that traffic had slowed in front of him, causing the truck to rear-end a passenger vehicle in the driving lane. The truck then went into the passing lane striking another vehicle before turning into the median and coming to a stop.

2 individuals from the struck vehicles were taken to the Putnam County Hospital as a result.

Original: A semi tractor-trailer turned sideways has caused traffic to be shut down in the eastbound lanes of I-70 this afternoon.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Matt Ames confirmed their units are working the accident near mile marker 42 Close to the Cloverdale Exit.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area. This is a developing story, follow MyWabashValley.com for updates as they become available.