NEWTON CO., Ind.--– Three people are dead after a crash involving a semi and an SUV on Interstate 65 in Newton County this (Tuesday) morning.
The crash happened just before 1 am when an SUV hit a semi that was stopped on I-65 southbound because of a crash that had happened about three miles ahead earlier Monday evening.
The driver and two children inside the SUV died as a result of the crash. A third child was taken to Jasper County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
State Police say it may be awhile before the debris is cleaned up and traffic is moving again. Traffic has slowed down significantly in both directions of I-65. Drivers are advised to take an alternate route and drive cautiously.