Semi tanker explodes on Indianapolis I-69 highway ramp

11:06 PM, Oct 22, 2009   |    comments
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Lawrence Township Fire Marshal Dick Groves says the "humungous" explosion happened Thursday on a ramp from I-69 to I-465 on the city's northeast side.

He says the fireball could be seen and the heat felt from two miles away.

Groves says the truck driver was taken to a hospital with burns that didn't appear life threatening and at least one other driver was taken to a hospital.

Groves says the truck rolled, with the cab and tanker separating and catching fire underneath I-465.

State Police Sgt. Anthony Emery says traffic on I-465 near the explosion scene will be closed until the bridge is tested for safety.

The Associated Press

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