Indianapolis man injured after car runs into semi on 465

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INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 27, 2014) – A driver was trapped Wednesday morning after a crash involving a car and a semi truck, slowing traffic on the southwest side of Indianapolis for more than two hours.

It happened on 465 eastbound near Mann Road. Two lanes and the exit ramp were closed as a result.

Indiana State Police said the crash happened before 6:10 a.m. The driver of the car, identified as Donald J. Cooper, 23, Indianapolis, was driving a 2003 Honda when he, according to witness accounts, swerved through traffic and ran into the back of the semi. The truck, driven by Issac N. Jefferson, 58, Delaware, was experiencing a mechanical problem and had its emergency flashers on. The truck was trying to get to the emergency shoulder.

A witness told FOX59 the driver was trapped inside his car and crews had to cut off both doors on the driver’s side to get him out. Cooper was eventually removed from the vehicle. State police said he suffered leg injuries and went to Eskenazi Hospital for treatment.

The crash was finally cleared around 8:50 a.m.

Not long after the initial crash, the left two lanes on the westbound side were also blocked after a crash involving several vehicles.

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