ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) A pickup truck driver was killed Thursday afternoon in a fiery crash on Interstate 69.
According to Allen County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Steve Stone, around 5:30 p.m. a pickup truck headed north on I-69 around the 317 milemarker went through the median, into oncoming traffic and then clipped the rear axle of a semi tanker, which took the rear axle completely off.
The truck then caught on fire. A fire department responded and was able to put the fire out quickly.
Police closed southbound I-69 at the 317 mile marker, which is at Union Chapel Road. Motorists were re-routed to the Union Chapel exit. Drivers were asked to avoid the entire area, from mile marker 315, near Parkview Regional Medical Center, to the 318 mile marker.
Both lanes of northbound I-69 were open by about 9:30 p.m.
There were no other reported injuries.