Morning crash shuts down I-465

November 28, 2012

A semitrailer slammed into the back of a state highway department dump truck about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, leading to a section of Interstate 465 in Indianapolis being closed for more than three hours. Two highway workers inside the dump truck were taken to a hospital with complaints of pain, while the semi driver suffered a non-life-threatening leg injury. The crash happened near I-74 on the city's southeast side as highway crews were doing maintenance work. Southbound lanes of I-465 were closed until nearly 6 a.m. as spilled diesel fuel and crash debris was cleaned up.