Semi crash closes I-69 lanes, starts grass fire

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A semitrailer has overturned on Interstate 69 near Indianapolis and blocked all southbound traffic for hours.

The Indiana Department of Transportation said in a Twitter post the crash Wednesday was expected to leave the southbound lanes closed until nearly 11 p.m. near mile marker 5 in Fishers. Southbound traffic was being diverted at mile marker 10.

Emergency officials in Fishers say the crash has sparked a brush fire. They're advising drivers to avoid the area.

Police say the semi was driving on the shoulder of the interstate when it suddenly swerved to avoid a concrete barrier, went out of control and ended up on its side.

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