INDIANAPOLIS — Highway crashes claimed at least one life in Indiana in the early hours of 2023 as state police were called to investigate multiple incidents.
Authorities confirmed one person was killed when a vehicle hit a bridge support on Interstate 70, near the Little Point exit in Morgan County, shortly before 6 a.m.
No information about any victims or what led to the crash was immediately available.
All eastbound lanes of I-70 were shut down for the crash investigation and bridge inspection, but traffic was able to divert off the highway at Little Point and immediately get back on using the eastbound entrance ramp past the crash scene.
I-465 shut down on west side of Indianapolis
Multiple vehicles, including a State Police car, were involved in an overnight crash on Interstate 465 on the west side of Indianapolis.
The original crash happened around 3:30 a.m. and involved at least eight vehicles, shutting down all but the far left lane of southbound I-465, near West 46th Street.
The police car was hit later in the morning while emergency crews and crash investigators were working at the scene. The trooper was out of her car at the time and not injured.
One person from the crash was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The Marion County Coroner's Office confirmed the victim, identified as 47-year-old Terrance Simmons, died at the hospital from their injuries.
Wreckers were still moving vehicles at 9 a.m., but all lanes reopened shortly after.
Crash investigators have not said what led to the crash.