LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Indiana State Police said a 5-car pile-up at the 182 mile marker on southbound I-65 caused a major traffic jam Sunday night and has killed at least one person.
Police said the crash occurred at roughly 6:30 p.m. about 4 miles north of the Highway 43/North River Road exit.
Law enforcement officials say a semi pulling a fuel tanker had pulled over to an emergency lane after a minor collision with an SUV.
It was then a southbound Subaru lost control and skidded sideways into the semi.
Both the driver and the passenger were taken to local hospitals with life-threatening injuries.
The passenger, 30-year-old Erika Watanabe of Lafayette, died early Monday afternoon from her injuries. She had been taken to Franciscan St. Elizabeth East Hospital.
Her husband, 32-year-old Takayuki Watanabe, is still listed in critical condition at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
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