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HAMMOND, Ind. (CBS) – Major traffic backups along 80-94 near the Indiana-Illinois border continued into the early morning after a chain-reaction crash.

A man had to be airlifted from the scene after he clipped a stopped Indiana State Police squad car and crashed into a semi.

A trooper was investigating a crash involving a semi and a pickup truck on Interstate 80/94 near Calumet Avenue about 3:15 a.m. when another car clipped his squad car and crashed into the semi, Indiana State Police Sgt. Dwayne Dillahunty said.

That man had to be airlifted from the scene, and both directions of traffic were closed until 4:30 a.m., Dillahunty said. As of about 4:45 a.m. all westbound lanes and one eastbound lane have been reopened.

No one else was hospitalized.