WHITESTOWN, Ind. (WLFI) — A fatal crash happened Sunday night on I-65 near the 131-mile marker. According to Whitestown Police, around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night, Whitestown Metropolitan Police Officers, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies, and multiple Boone County Fire/EMS agencies were dispatched to a fully engulfed semi-tractor trailer fire near the 131-mile marker on I-65 southbound.
Investigators determined the fire was a result of a collision involving two semi-tractor trailers and three passenger vehicles. A preliminary investigation determined one semi tractor-trailer slowed, due to the ongoing construction projects on I-65, which resulted in another semi tractor-trailer colliding into the rear end of the trailer.
One individual was fatally injured. All other persons involved in the crash reported no injuries. Due to the fatality, the Boone County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team is completing an investigation of the accident. Alcohol is not believed to be a contributing factor at this time. Officials have not released the name of the victim.