I-69 in DeKalb County back open after crash

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A crash along southbound Interstate 69 backed up traffic for several miles in DeKalb County midday Wednesday.

Indiana State Police reported a crash just after 1 p.m. Wednesday along the interstate at the 326 milemaker, near the Auburn Auburn Park south of Auburn.

According to a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department report, 80-year-old Grant Van Horne tried to merge onto southbound Interstate 69 in his 2015 Ford Taurus when he struck a 2014 Kenworth semi driven by 37-yea-rold Clifton A. Glover of Indianola, Mississippi. Van Horne’s sedan then went into the median and hit the cable barrier, the report said. At that point, the semi’s rear axle hit the Taurus.

Van Horne suffered minor bleeding to his head and complained of general pain, the report said.

One lane was open to traffic while police worked the crash. Around 1:45 p.m., authorities said the interstate was fully open and traffic was moving again.

The area of the highway was under construction at the time of the crash.