Plainfield crash claims one life and closes I-70

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indiana State Police began receiving 911 calls about a serious crash involving at least two semis Sunday morning on I-70 near SR 267 in Plainfield.

First responders on the scene located three semis and one passenger vehicle.

One of the semi drivers was found unresponsive and was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Another semi driver was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries while the driver of the passenger car received only minor injuries.

Initial examination of the scene by Indiana State Police determined the driver of an eastbound semi-tractor trailer lost control in a construction cross-over.

Once losing control, the semi jackknifed and crashed through a concrete barrier wall.

The driver of a westbound semi-tractor trailer then struck the jackknifed semi head-on.

A third semi and a passenger car were caught up in the wreckage but only received minor damages.

All lanes of westbound I-70 were closed and remain closed at this time.

Emergency personnel on scene expect the westbound lanes to be closed for several more hours while clean-up crews maintain the area.

The eastbound lanes were also closed for a short time but one eastbound lane is open at this time.

The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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