Northbound I-65 south of I-265 reopens after chain reaction cras - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Northbound I-65 south of I-265 reopens after chain reaction crash, fire

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The semi and the minivan were destroyed. (Source: WAVE 3 News) The semi and the minivan were destroyed. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Two of the vehicles burned after the crash. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Two of the vehicles burned after the crash. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
A viewer provided this photo of the crash scene. (Source: Tracy Hollingsworth Samuels) A viewer provided this photo of the crash scene. (Source: Tracy Hollingsworth Samuels)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – All lanes of Interstate 65 reopened several hours after a fiery chain reaction crash shut down the entire northbound side of the roadway a half-mile south of the Gene Snyder Freeway/I-265 in Jefferson County on Wednesday, according to a MetroSafe dispatcher.

According to Dwight Mitchell, a spokesman for the Louisville Metro Police Department, the driver of a minivan rear-ended up a pickup truck, swerved and was rear-ended by a semi. The minivan caught on fire, and the flames spread to the semi. The minivan's driver was taken to University of Louisville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was hurt.

The accident happened around 7:56 a.m. on Wednesday. 

The accident is considered a hazmat situation because the semi leaked fuel after the crash. Both the semi and the minivan were destroyed.

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