Semi fire reported on southbound I-65 in Jackson County

10:30 A.M. UPDATE: First responders have requested an accident reconstructionist at the scene of a semi truck fire at the 54.5 mile marker, saying the accident is a suspected fatal accident. Some traffic is being directed off the interstate as both lanes of southbound I-65 in Jackson County remain closed at the accident scene.


JACKSON COUNTY — Indiana Department of Transportation has notified firefighters that there is a semi nearly full-engulfed in fire on southbound I-65 at the 54.5 mile marker, and other semis may be involved at the scene.

Indiana State Police are advising both southbound I-65 lanes are closed down at the 54.5 mile marker with a trooper describing it as a “massive fire.”

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