1 person injured in accident on I-70

One person was seriously injured in a crash on Interstate 70 Saturday morning. The crash also caused a section of the interstate to be closed for several hours.

Posted: Aug 24, 2019 9:09 AM
Updated: Aug 24, 2019 3:01 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – One person was seriously injured in a crash on Interstate 70 Saturday morning. The crash also caused a section of the interstate to be closed for several hours.

The wreck happened after six in the morning near mile marker 4 in Terre Haute.

According to Indiana State Police Sergeant Matt Ames, a box truck was delivering paint for work along the Wabash River Bridge. He says the box truck slowed to move into the median but a pickup truck following the box truck failed to slow down. The pickup truck collided with the median and the box truck.

The driver of the pickup truck suffered serious injuries and was taken to Regional Hospital. He was then flown to Indianapolis. The driver of the box truck was not injured.

The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation into what led to the wreck. The names of the drivers have not been released.

The crash caused a stretch of the westbound lanes to be shut down. Indiana State Police redirected traffic off the interstate at Exit 11 and through Terre Haute. The interstate was reopened to traffic before noon.

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