Crashes on I-70 westbound near Shadeland slow Tuesday commute

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Crashes involving multiple vehicles on the east side of Indianapolis slowed traffic early Tuesday morning.

The crashes happened on westbound I-70 near Shadeland, bringing traffic to a standstill in the area. INDOT said the left lane was closed and would remain that way for about an hour.

An ambulance was involved in the crashes along with several other vehicles.

According to an Indiana State Police trooper at the scene, the ambulance responded to the area after a car went off the road. A vehicle then hit the ambulance. Another crash involved a car and a semi truck, police said. The crashes all happened in the span of 20 or 30 minutes. The driver of the ambulance went to an area hospital; police said the injuries are believed to be minor.

Drivers should seek an alternate route.