Three were killed after a multi-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon closed all eastbound lanes of I-465 near Keystone Avenue.
A woman and two toddlers died when a semitrailer truck hit their car, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department.
Seven other people were transported to nearby hospitals, the fire department said. Two of them were in serious condition.
The seven-vehicle crash occurred around noon and involved a semitrailer, a pickup truck with a mobile home trailer and other passenger cars, authorities said.
The driver of the semitrailer, a 57-year-old man from Missouri, told officials he was on his way to Ohio when a white car not involved in the crash cut in front of his vehicle. The driver said he was forced to slam on his brakes and then hit the cars in front of him, the fire department said.
The fire department said witnesses had a different story. They said the truck driver didn’t see traffic stopped on the interstate and drove into stopped traffic at a fast speed.
Indiana State Police said Sunday night that the driver was arrested on three preliminary counts of reckless homicide and five preliminary counts of criminal recklessness causing injury.
One car was pinned against the shoulder wall and dragged 300 yards before hitting another two cars and stopping.
The debris from the crash spanned three-quarters of a mile, the fire department said.
All lanes remain closed as of late Sunday afternoon. Police said they anticipate the road re-opening around 9 p.m
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source: indy star