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