CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Update: One person was taken to the hospital following a semi-truck vs passenger vehicle crash on Interstate 70 that resulted in eastbound traffic being briefly restricted as crews worked to remove the commercial vehicle from the median.
According to Indiana State Police Sgt. Matt Ames, the crash occurred at mile marker 19 of I-70 eastbound near the S.R. 59 exit. Ames said a passenger vehicle driven by a 46-year-old Brazil man was attempting to move from the median to the emergency lane due to a flat tire when it was struck from behind by a semi truck.
The two vehicles then traveled into the median and came to a stop. Ames said the Brazil man was taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The semi-truck driver, a 50-year-old Georgia woman was uninjured in the incident.
Police initially restricted eastbound traffic to a single lane as crews worked to remove the wrecked vehicles, but by 3:09 p.m. all lanes had been reopened.
Original: An incident on eastbound Interstate 70 resulted in a semi in the median near mile marker 19 causing traffic delays.
According to Indiana State Police Sgt. Matt Ames, the accident is near the SR 59 exit, and the passing lane was shut down as crews worked to remove the semi from the median. Ames announced as of 3:09 p.m. that all lanes were reopened.
Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area and seek other routes as traffic clears.