Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.

One person was flown to a Louisville hospital after a five-vehicle crash yesterday afternoon, south of Seymour on Interstate 65. That crash tied up traffic for hours.

Indiana State Police say that the crash happened about two miles south of the Seymour exit at about 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon.

There had been an earlier vehicle fire on the interstate and traffic was still backed up when a semi driven by 28-year-old Charles W. Burton of Tell City didn’t slow down and then ran into the back of a van and then another semi. The second semi crashed into another which then hit a fourth semi.

Burton had to be cut from the wreckage of his semi by the Seymour Fire Department, and he was then flown to University of Louisville Hospital with serious injuries. All of the other drivers were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Other drivers included:

  • Michael E. Kleitz, 38, New Albany
  • Darrel R. Ashby, 66, Lebanon, Va.
  • Victor Jones, 54, Clarksville, Tenn.
  • Larry S. Grover, 50, Harrison, Mich.

Southbound lanes of I-65 were shut down for nearly three hours for crash investigation and cleanup.

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.