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October 28, 2008

Crashes close Toll Road

BRISTOL, Ind. — Three crashes this morning near mile marker 101 in Elkhart County have closed the Indiana Toll Road.

According to a Toll Road spokeswoman, Amber Scott, a series of accidents began after 4 a.m. today when a semi and pickup truck collided. That collision resulted in two people being trapped in the wreckage.

Then, a state trooper responding to the scene lost control of his squad car and it struck a Toll Road maintenance vehicle and a guard rail. The officer was not hurt.

Then, when a medical helicopter was arriving about an hour after the first crash, a semi collided with a tanker truck filled with soap, setting the semi on fire, which burned the driver. That crash occurred just east of the Ind. 15 overpass.

Trooper Todd LaBonne said the tanker truck was involved in the crash when traffic was stopped for a helicopter to evacuate a victim in the earlier accident.

LaBonne says three people were injured. One person was taken to the burn unit of a Kalamazoo, Mich., hospital.

Firefighters were still at the scene at mid-morning and were occassionally spraying the wreckage with water.

Traffic was being diverted to U.S. 12 in Michigan and Ind. 120 in Indiana.

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