Semi accident closes westbound lanes on I-70 just east of Cloverdale exit

Nov. 2—Indiana State Police on Thursday afternoon responded to a semi accident on I-70 westbound near the 42 mile marker, east of the Cloverdale exit.

No one was injured.

All lanes were shut down while emergency crews worked to clean up the accident scene, said Sgt. Matt Ames, ISP public information officer.

According to Ames, a semi tractor-trailer was disabled on I-70 near the 42-mile marker westbound with its emergency triangles deployed.

Another semi driver failed to observe the disabled truck and failed to get into the driving lane. This tractor trailer sideswiped the disabled semi, causing debris — including a load of gummy bears candy — to go all over the interstate.

A passenger vehicle struck some of the debris and was damaged. Both semis were towed off the interstate due to disabling damage.

Westbound lanes remained closed in to the evening before reopening. Traffic was being diverted off at the 51-mile marker at Little Point exit.