Two injured in Toll Road crash near Howe

LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. – Two people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash on the I-80 Toll Road near Howe on Sunday evening, Indiana State Police reported.

At 5:30 p.m., troopers from the ISP Toll Road Post were called to a personal injury crash at the 118.4mm.

When they arrived, troopers found three semi-tractor/trailers and a RV blocking the eastbound lanes.

According to a preliminary investigation, the crash was a result of the third and rear most semi-tractors failing to stop as they approached a traffic back up due to construction at the 121mm, troopers said.

The initial impact from the rear semi-tractor into the third semi-tractor trailer caused a chain reaction impact, according to reports.

At the time of the original dispatch call, the rear most truck driver was reported as being trapped in his vehicle.

Several people who witnessed the crash and the other drivers involved in the crash were found assisting the trapped semi driver, extracting him and beginning to administer first aid.

That driver, a Wisconsin man, was airlifted to a hospital in serious condition.

The driver of the middle semi-tractor, an Idaho man, was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the lead semi-tractor and the driver and passenger of the RV were not injured in the crash.

This crash is still under investigation.

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