Two killed in separate crashes on I-65 in White County


State Police say 15 semis, five cars and two vans were involved in three separate crashes along I-65 north of Lafayette.

Two of the crashes each had a fatality.

Indiana State Police say a crash involving a semi and a car happened on Interstate 65 northbound at State Road 18, near the 188 mile marker, around 10 p.m. Tuesday. The driver of a silver Acura died in the crash, the front seat passenger was seriously injured and a child in the back seat suffered no injuries. The semi driver was not hurt.

A crash in the backup of the initial incident also caused a fatality. These photos are from the second crash.

State Police say it involved six semis, a van and two cars. The driver of the first semi struck the rear of second a semi causing the load of the first semi to come loose and crash through the cab killing the driver.

At least two semi drivers and several people from other vehicles were taken from the scene with serious injuries. The crash appears to have been caused by drivers slowing and stopping on the interstate for the first crash.

State Police say that a total of 15 semis, five cars and two vans were involved in at least three separate crashes. The northbound lanes of I-65 from the 178 exit to the 193 exit are still closed. Southbound I-65 from the 201 exit to the 188 exit is closed due to several property damage crashes across both lanes of traffic.

Cleanup continues with the transporting of the deceased and injured, and removal of debris.

ISP confirms heavy fog was a contributing factor in the crash. Much of central Indiana is under a Dense Fog Advisory until 10 a.m. Wednesday.