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12 hurt in 30-vehicle pileup on I-70 west of Indianapolis

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Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 5:26 pm

PLAINFIELD — At least 12 people have been hurt after more than 30 vehicles smashed together in a snowy pileup on Interstate 70 west of Indianapolis.

Indiana State Police Capt. Dave Bursten says two people were seriously injured, but he doesn't know how badly.

Bursten says about 20 semitrailers and about 15 passenger vehicles were involved in the crash. The crash has closed I-70 in both directions.

Police believe weather played a role in the crash. The National Weather Service says it was snowing at the time, with slick pavement and poor visibility.

At least five rigs were angled side-by side, each one completely blocking all lanes in one direction.