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Three semi crash closes southbound I65 in Jasper County today

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The southbound lanes of I-65 in Jasper County were closed this morning following a three-semi accident, the Indiana State Police said.

According to police, at 5:03 a.m. traffic was stopped in both of the southbound lanes of I-65 near the Remington exit--due to an earlier crash--when Willie C. Brown, 56, of Van Buren, Mich., failed to stop and rear-ended a second semi in the right lane. The impact of the collision then pushed the second semi into the rear of a third, police said.

The operator of the second semi was Ikhtiyor Sulaymanov, 27, of Brooklyn, N.Y. The operator of the third semi was Zachery R. McGuire, 28, of LaPorte.

All three semis came to rest in the right lane or right shoulder with debris covering all lanes, police said.

Brown was airlifted from the scene to an unspecified hospital by IU Lifeline with multiple injuries, police said, while Sulaymanov was transported to Jasper County Regional Hospital in Rensselaer with non-life threatening injuries. McGuire was treated at the scene for minor injuries and released.

Brown was hauling vehicle carpeting; Sulaymanov, Amazon Prime cargo; and McGuire, an empty flatbed trailer, police said.

Southbound motorists were diverted off at the 215 mile marker until 8 a.m., when the left lane was reopened to allow traffic backup to clear. The left lane was then re-closed for further cleanup and at deadline today the ISP didnít expect the lanes to re-open until early afternoon.

Police added that Brown was traveling with two dogs. One was located at the scene and taken for safe keeping at the Jasper County Animal Control facility but a second, a Doberman pincher-type dog, fled and has not been located.

 

Posted 10/1/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

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