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Semi crashes amid storm tie up I-65 near Lafayette

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 1:54 pm

LAFAYETTE — A pair of crashes involving multiple semitrailers and other vehicles amid the snow storm stopped traffic on sections of Interstate 65 near Lafayette.

State police Sgt. Brian Olehy says that about an hour after crews had reopened a southbound lane of I-65 from one of the crashes, the other one happened in the northbound lanes a few miles to the south.

Olehy says the first crash on Wednesday badly hurt one person, but those injuries were not believed life threatening. That crash involved three semis and six passenger vehicles and had the southbound lanes closed for a couple hours.

At least two semis and about six passenger vehicles were involved in the second crash, but no injuries were immediately reported. All northbound lanes were blocked by that crash.