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I-65 Now Open After Semi Crash Closes Highway, Two Injured
Updated September 16, 2014 7:41 PM | Filed under: Accident
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(SEYMOUR)- This afternoon a semi crash closed I-65 for several hours, at 6:25 p.m. officers reported the highway was re-opened.

According to Master Trooper Ben Bastin, around 2:20 p.m. this afternoon northbound traffic on I-65 near the 43.5 mile marker was backed up and slowing due to a lane restriction near the 45 mile marker.

A 2014 Freightliner semi tractor trailer rig driven by 40-year-old Jeffrey K. Dickson, of Edmonton, KY, struck the rear of a 2012 Freightliner semi tractor trailer rig driven by 51-year-old Michael D. Flowers, of Vine Grove, KY forcing it into the rear of a 2015 Mack tractor trailer rig (UPS semi truck) driven by 70-year-old Eddie L. Hayes, of Indianapolis.

After the collision a fire broke out, but was extinguished by police and other emergency personnel arriving on scene.

Dickson was trapped inside his vehicle for a short period of time, before police managed to free him.

Dickson told police he didn't notice traffic slowing in front of him until it was too late.

Dickson suffered facial lacerations and a laceration to his knee and was transported to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour where he was treated and released.

Flowers was also transported to Schneck Medical Center for complaint of pain in his neck and back. He was also treated and released.

Hayes was not injured.

Dickson will be cited for Following too Closely and No Seat Belt.

Assisting M/Tpr. Bastin were other troopers, Vernon Township Fire Department, and Jackson County EMS. The crash remains under investigation.

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