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Three Semi Crash Closes Interstate
Updated October 8, 2014 11:03 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(JACKSON CO.) - On Tuesday afternoon a three semi crash closed I-65 for several hours.

According to Indiana State Police Master Trooper Tommy Walker, at approximately 2:20 p.m. a 2011 Freightliner semi tractor pulling a box trailer driven by 51-year-old Russell Banta, of Frenchburg, KY, was southbound on I-65 near the 52 mile marker in the right lane and was stopped due to a traffic back up.

A 2014 Freightliner semi tractor pulling a box trailer driven by 60-year-old Michael McGinley, of Taylor, GA was in the left lane next to Banta and was also stopped due to the same back up.

A 2013 Freightliner semi tractor pulling a box trailer driven by 62-year-old Martin Will, of Milltown, IN, was southbound and came through a curve and didn't see the stopped traffic until it was too late and struck both stopped semis in the rear end.

Will suffered knee and lower leg injuries. Banta suffered pain in the neck, back and shoulders. Both were transported to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for treatment of their injuries.

McGinley was not injured.

The southbound I-65 was completely closed for about two hours as emergency crews cleaned up the scene.

No charges have been filed, but the crash remains under investigation.



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