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.READ MORE: High Ranking Cook County Sheriff's Office Official Resigns Amid Complaints Of Inappropriate, Unsolicited Sexual Comments To Colleague
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.READ MORE: Another Delay For Bid To Create Database For CPD Misconduct Files As Aldermen Question Cost, Frustrating City's Top Watchdog
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.MORE NEWS: Expert Breaks Down The Seconds Before Adam Toledo Was Shot In Body Camera Video
No one else was hospitalized.