Update (3:58 p.m.)
According to a post on social media by the Indianapolis Fire Department, officials said that three people are “lucky to be alive” after they escaped the burning cab of their truck after it caught fire on I-465 eastbound near the I-69 exit.
Officials said firefighters were told that a tire on the truck blew around I-465 and Shadeland Ave. and it “forced (the people in the car) into the jersey barriers on either side” of the lanes. The people escaped through the passenger door.
IFD said that firefighters on scene used tank water, as well as a nearby hydrant, to make a “quick knock” on the fire. The fire was brought under control in 25 minutes. Officials said that the department’s HazMat unit contained the 75 gallon diesel spill in 30 minutes.
Update (2:35 p.m.)
Officials with the Indiana State Police said that I-465 east bound will be closed for “two to three more hours” at I-69 on the north east side of Indianapolis. Officials said a semi-trailer rolled over, caught fire and clean up is underway.
Officials said northbound lanes are impacted by those trying to slow down and look. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.
INDIANAPOLIS — All lanes are blocked on I-465 eastbound after a semi-trailer reportedly crashed on the northeast side of Indianapolis.
According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, a semi-trailer reportedly crashed on I-465 eastbound near the I-69 exit.
Officials said as of 1:04 p.m., all lanes are blocked and are expected to be blocked for the next three hours.
This is a developing story and it will be updated as more information is available.