Chain reaction accidents lead to late night problems on I-69

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – {April 15, 2015}   Two separate crashes along southbound I-69 past 96th Street Wednesday night kept Indiana State Police busy for about three hours sorting out the details and  clearing the interstate.

The problems started shortly after 10:30pm when one car and a semi side-swiped each other at that interstate location. The driver of that car then pulled off to the right shoulder where another car pulled in behind him to offer assistance. The second car was then struck by another car that in turn was then struck by the second semi.

Upon their initial investigation, police discovered that the first car driver from the first accident was wanted on an outstanding traffic violation whereas they then placed him under arrest.

Neither person from the first accident nor their passengers were injured, however the fourth vehicle driver was rear-ended by the second semi  was injured and was transported to St. Vincent Hospital.  His condition is not known.

In addition to being arrested for prior traffic violations, the first car driver was also cited for other moving vehicle violations.

At the height of the accident investigation, all south bound lane were blocked for about three hours.

The investigation into the cause of both accidents remains under investigation.