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Crash Closes I-65 South For More Than 12 Hours

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Tony Webster
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12:45 p.m. Update:

Indiana State Police have reopened Interstate 65 in both directions following a fiery, multi-vehicle crash that killed five people overnight. A description of the crash's circumstances from state police can be found here. WARNING: description of the crash may  not be suitable for some readers. 

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6:00 a.m. Update:

Interstate 65 southbound remains closed just north of West Lafayette following an overnight crash around the 178 mile marker.

Indiana State Police are still on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash that occurred around midnight. The accident included at least two semis and three cars and officials say at least five people have died as a result.

There’s no estimate of when the road might reopen. Police are advising people wanting to travel south on US 231 to instead get off at exit 193, about 15 miles north of the crash location.