BOONE Co., Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Three people are dead, including a 1-year-old child and 14 others are hospitalized after a major multi-vehicle crash outside of Indianapolis Sunday morning.
According to the Boone County Sheriff’s office, the crash happened around 11:05 a.m. on Interstate 65.
They said eight vehicles and a semi were involved.
According to witnesses, a fire started after a vehicle was pinned against the guardrail by the semi truck.
The two people in the pinned vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.
The sheriff’s department said it was later discovered that an infant was found dead in the back of the same vehicle.
The driver of the semi, Mathew Small of Grandville, Michigan has been charged with three counts of reckless homicide.
Small told officials he was looking down to put down his coffee mug, when he ran into slowing traffic.
Those injured in the crash have non-life threatening injuries.
The interstate was closed for four hours during the investigation.