BROOKSTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State Police say a section of Interstate 65
near Lafayette was closed for about 10 hours because a semitrailer caught
fire after crashing into another track parked along the highway.
The collision occurred about 1:30 a.m. Friday on I-65 about 15 miles north
of Lafayette. State police Sgt. Ann Wojas says a trucker had stopped on
the outer shoulder of the northbound lanes with mechanical troubles. Soon
after the driver got out of the truck, it was hit from behind.
Wojas says the second truck continued on for a short distance before it
caught fire and became fully engulfed with flames. Both drivers were taken
to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.