Pepsi truck stalls in middle of highway, leads to multivehicle pileup

Another tractor trailer rear-ended the stalled semi. The resulting accident shut the highway down overnight.

U.S. Mail truck slams into stalled Pepsi truck, triggering multi-vehicle crash

A serious collision involving multiple tractor trailers brought traffic to a standstill on a major interstate in Indianapolis, Indiana, last night.

The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. on Monday, November 19, in the southbound lanes of I-465 near Rockville Road, according to the Indianapolis Star.

The Indiana State Police (ISP) say that the crash began when a Pepsi truck became disabled in the center lane of the interstate. A U.S. Mail truck rear-ended the Pepsi truck, then spun into the path of another southbound semi truck. A pickup truck then collided with the crashed vehicles.

I-465 Crash

One truck driver was pinned inside the cab of his truck after the crash and had to be extracted by rescue crews.

I-465 Crash

Three people were taken to the hospital for treatment of critical injuries. A fourth person suffered minor injuries in the crash.

I-465 Crash

The traffic backups caused by this crash sparked a secondary crash on southbound I-465 around 11:30 p.m. A car driver rear-ended a semi truck in slowed traffic from the previous crash.

The car driver died at the scene. The truck driver was uninjured.

The crashes shut down all lanes of I-465 for hours, but transportation officials were able to reopen the interstate for the morning rush hour today.

ISP is still investigating both of the crashes.