1 injured in semi fire on I-65

SB I-65 closed in Jackson County for 3-semi crash; closure could last until 2 pm

One of the trucks was carrying hazardous materials.

Police said three semi trucks were involved in the crash, one of which was previously believed to be a leaking tanker, but turned out to be a box trailer.

As of 1:43 p.m., both sides of I-65 were shut down between mile marker 41 and 50, and officials were allowing the fire to burn itself out.

Eastbound lanes remained closed almost the entire day, only reopening sometime after 8 p.m. Wheeles said crews responding to the cleanup faced an "explosion risk". All lanes were shut down as of 8:45 a.m.

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UPDATE: An I-65 crash that happened early Wednesday morning is now causing problems for responders. ISP says that the detour is sending traffic to US 31 south to State Road 250 and back on I-65 at mile marker 41. The collision caused a hazardous chemical to spill on the road.

A passenger in one of the vehicles suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital.

Department of Environmental Management. Seek an alternate route and leave yourself extra time if traveling in the area today. Work is expected to last through the late afternoon hours.



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