I-65 northbound reopens after nearly 11 hour-closure

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CLINTON COUNTY - I-65 northbound is open again after a crash closed both lanes in Clinton County early Friday.

The Clinton County Sheriff's Department says just before 4:30 a.m. Friday morning, two people were trapped after a crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65.  It happened at mile marker 158 between Lebanon and Lafayette at State Road 28. 

Emergency crews were able to free the victims from the vehicle. Deputes called an air ambulance to transport the two patients. 

Police say Francisco Pita, 22, of Cicero, IL, was pulling double trailers for Federal Express when he stopped in the right lane for a traffic back-up due to an earlier crash. 

A 2006 International driven by Gregory A. Taylor, 53, from Louisville, KY, was pulling double trailers for United Parcel Service and was coming up behind the Fed Ex truck at a slow speed. 

A white Volvo driven by Christopher L. Foster, 45, Lebanon, failed to slow down and ran into the rear of the UPS rig which was pushed it into the rear of the Fed Ex rig.

 Taylor and Foster were transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Frankfort. Taylor had minor cuts and bruises while Foster was listed in stable condition with unknown injuries. 

I-65 was closed for clean-up of medical supplies scattered around the crash scene that the UPS carrier was transporting.  Traffic was diverted off northbound I-65 at the Sheridan/Thorntown exit onto US 52.

No citations have been issued at this time for the crash is still under investigation.