All lanes of I-69 in Delaware County back open after crash involving tanker truck


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DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. – All lanes of I-69 are back open in Delaware County after they were closed for over seven hours following a serious crash involving a tanker truck.

Police originally estimated that the closure would last until noon, but it was back open around 8:30 a.m.

The tanker rolled over in the median at the 238 mile marker near W. Division Rd. in Delaware County. The closure is between State Rd. 332 to the north, and State Rd. 32 to the south. The truck was hauling ethanol, which is leaking into the median, prompting the shutdown.

Indiana State Police said the driver, Jacob Morrisett, 35, Tipton, lost control of the truck after it drifted off the right side of the road. He over-steered to the left, and the tanker went off the left berm and rolled into the median. Police responded to the crash around 1:20 a.m.

The remaining ethanol was off-loaded into another tanker before the wrecked truck could be up-righted, according to Indiana State Police.

No one was hurt.

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