Man Injured in Three-Vehicle Accident on I-69, Interstate Closed for Hours for Clean Up

(BLOOMINGTON) – A male was injured Wednesday after a three-vehicle accident involving two semis and a vehicle along I-69.

Traffic was stalled for about 8 hours while Indiana State troopers worked the accident scene.

According to ISP Sgt. Curt Durnil the accident happened at 8:45 a.m. at the 109-mile marker on I-69, near South Harmony Road overpass.

Sgt. Durnil says all three vehicles were traveling south when they crashed. The driver of the sedan was taken to IU Health Hospital for treatment of a broken collarbone, punctured lung, and broken ribs.

The drivers of both tractor-tractor trailers were not injured.

Northbound and southbound of I-69 was closed until just after 2 a.m. Lane restrictions were in effect after that until around 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

Sgt. Durnil says clean up is what kept the interstate closed.

“Debris was scattered all over the interstate and it took hours to remove,” Sgt. Durnil added. “The cause of the crash is still under investigation.”

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