At approximately 4:40 Thursday morning emergency crews responded to I-69 northbound just south of 96th Street on reports of a serious multiple vehicle crash. Upon arrival, responders found three semi tractor-trailers and three passenger vehicles involved in this chain reaction crash. One driver of a passenger vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene and two other drivers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The cause of this crash is currently being investigated. Three lanes of I-69 remain closed at this time while the crash is investigated and the wreckage is removed. Crews expect to have all lanes reopned within two hours.
Shortly before the six vehicle crash, construction crews had temporarily closed the northbound lanes of I-69 to set a bridge beam at 106th Street. During that closure there was a separate crash on I-69 northbound just north of 96th Street in which both vehicles caught fire, causing all lanes to once again be closed. Investigation into that crash determined a 2004 Mazda, driven by 23 year old Morgan Thomas of Indianapolis, rear ended a 36 foot box truck. The collision caused both vehicle to become engulfed in flames, however there were no reported injuries. Thomas was arrested on the suspicion of driving while intoxicated and taken to the Hamilton County Jail. The results of her certified blood alcohol test is pending.
The deceased driver from the earlier crash on I-69 has been identified as 23 year old Jaspreet Darar of Fishers Indiana. Investigation into the cause of the crash is still ongoing. Notification has been made to the next of kin by Trooper Bottema and Chaplain Dan Coffey of the Indiana State Police.
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