I-70 reopens after semi crash near downtown Indianapolis - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

I-70 reopens after semi crash near downtown Indianapolis


A crash involving a semi and a state trooper's vehicle closed eastbound Interstate 70 near Emerson Avenue for several hours Tuesday.

State police investigators believe the semi driver veered abruptly to the left, striking the police car. Both vehicles spun and the truck overturned, spilling a load of four-by-eight-foot sheets of steel. The cab of the semi came to rest on top of the police car.

The ISP troopers, identified as 45-year-old Sgt. Terry Treone of McCordsville and Senior Trooper Bill Dalton of Greenfield, were transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital for observation.

The semi driver, 68-year-old Daniel Edmands of Maryland, was also taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital with a complaint of pain in his chest. All victims are expected to make a full recovery.

Police believe a medical condition may have been a contributing factor to Edmands veering abruptly. He was issued a traffic citation for unsafe lane movement.

All lanes of eastbound I-70 were closed for about two hours. Three lanes reopened shortly before 5 p.m. after crews moved the spilled metal to the left lane and shoulder.

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