I-65 Closed in Indiana After Major Accident, Explosion Risk

Jack Phillips
By Jack Phillips
January 10, 2018US News
I-65 Closed in Indiana After Major Accident, Explosion Risk
(Sgt. Stephen Wheeles/Twitter)

A crash on Interstate 65 in Indiana led to the leak of hazardous chemicals, and police have said that first responders are facing an explosion risk.

WHAS-11 reported that houses near Seymour in Jackson County have been evacuated due to the HAZMAT situation.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles noted that the fire situation on I-65 is continuing to deteriorate, saying that portions of the highway have been closed down. Houses within a half-mile have been evacuated, according to his Twitter feed.

Wheeles added the crash happened near the 43-mile marker at approximately 5 a.m., and traffic is now being diverted off I-65 in the area. The crash involved three semi trucks, he told The Indy Channel.


One person was injured in the accident, but it doesn’t appear to be serious, a report from WHAS-11 said.

It’s not clear what kind of hazardous chemicals leaked from the truck.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is cleaning up the chemicals, WLFI-TV reported.

Police said that it will take hours to clean up the situation.


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