Published January 18, 2014
Multi-vehicle crashes closed part of Interstate 65 on Saturday afternoon in Indiana.
All northbound lanes were blocked as a result of the crashes between exits 205 and 215, the Indiana Department of Transportation reported on its website. Southbound lanes were also closed near Lafayette, Ind., around 4 p.m. CST, reported Indiana State Police.
Media reports indicated that multiple tractor-trailers were involved with one of the rigs catching fire.
UPDATE: Heavy fire on I-65 crash knocked down but not completely out. -- Story: http://t.co/dzDzOc3Hbq pic.twitter.com/uG6UH2NvxT— Journal & Courier (@jconline) January 18, 2014
Photo from crash on I-65 near Lafayette, Stay tuned to http://t.co/U9R3ztc9w3 for updates: http://t.co/HVfqwpZGZ0 pic.twitter.com/cvIUl8nTiN— WISH-TV (@WISH_TV) January 18, 2014
Here's another I-65 crash and fire photo from @JohnTerhuneJC Story: http://t.co/z1huq64p4p pic.twitter.com/P3PDuDO2m9— William Cannon (@NewsCannon) January 18, 2014
It had been snowing the Lafayette area around the time of the crash and the temperature was around 20 degrees, AccuWeather Meteorologist Erik Pindrock said.