Major Delays After Semi Rear-Ends Big Rig Parked Along Shoulder of Indiana Interstate
Lake Station, IN – A truck driver was seriously injured in an accident involving two big rigs early Tuesday morning along an Indiana interstate.
According to the Indiana State Police (ISP), the crash occurred just after 2 a.m. this morning along eastbound Interstate 94 near the 15 mile marker.
A semi-truck pulling a refrigerated trailer crashed into the rear tandem trailer of a FedEx big rig which was parked along the shoulder of I-94 in Lake Station.
ISP has not yet said why the FedEx truck pulling doubles was parked there at the time of the crash.
Video and photos from the scene reveal the contents of FedEx trailer — a load of paint products — strewn across the interstate resulting in quite a messy situation.
— Sgt. Glen Fifield (@ISPLowell2) April 6, 2021
Other debris from the collision was also impeding the eastbound lanes when emergency response crews arrived, ISP said.
A fuel spill was also reported.
The driver of the truck that rear ended the FedEx trailer was airlifted to a nearby hospital.
His identity and the extent of his injuries are not known at this time.
Further, ISP investigators have not yet said what is believed to have led to the accident.
Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) officials closed all eastbound lanes for hours while clean up crews worked to clear the scene.
As of 3:30 p.m. EDT all eastbound lanes have been reopened, according to ISP.