Posted on Oct 27, 2023

2 dead after collision involving SUV and semi-truck on Interstate 70

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Police and firefighters were dispatched to the scene of a deadly crash on the far east side of Indianapolis on Thursday night, WISH reports.

The incident happened on Interstate 70 between Mitthoefer Road and German Church Road at about 7:38 p.m. Authorities said an SUV collided with a semitractor-trailer in the westbound lanes of I-70.  Two people were killed in the wreck.  No information was immediately released on the identities of the victims.

All westbound lanes of I-70 were shut down, with traffic diverted at the exit for Mount Comfort.  Fire crews were cleaning a chemical spill resulting from the accident.

An investigation by the Indiana State Police is underway.