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Raw: Three trucks burn following fiery crash in USA involving hazardous materials

Raw: Three trucks burn following fiery crash in USA involving hazardous materials

Crews with the Indiana Department of Transportation are getting ready to fix I-65 in Jackson County Thursday following a Wednesday morning crash and chemical fire that closed the interstate for more than 15 hours.

As crews began to investigate the crash, they discovered one of the trucks was hauling hazardous materials, so they evacuated homes within a half-mile radius.

Indiana State Police said Wednesday afternoon that traffic was moving again on Interstate 80/94 in Gary after the shutdown, which left some motorists stuck for hours.

It is unclear when those lanes will be back open.

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Both lanes were immediately closed and remain so as clean up continues.

This is the view of the chemical spill that resulted from the crash on I-65. ISP said they have yet to determine what if any charges will be brought against the driver that caused the crash Wednesday.

Troopers were at the scene and traffic was being diverted at Grant and Burr streets, state police said.

The crash involved three semi trucks, he told The Indy Channel. One passenger was injured but is expected to be okay. Seek an alternate route and leave yourself extra time if traveling in the area today.