(CBS) — A fiery crash on the eastbound Indiana Toll Road has left one person dead.
It happened shortly after 3 p.m. Monday.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Shower Chance By Daybreak
Two semi-tractor-trailer trucks collided, and one caught fire.
Police have confirmed one fatality as the result of the crash, and some injuries.READ MORE: Postal Worker Tells CBS 2 Staffing Issues Due To Federal Leave, Prioritization Of Package Delivery Are In Part To Blame For Persistent Mail Problems
Indiana State Police initially closed all eastbound lanes of the toll road in La Porte County at mile marker 42 but reopened one lane around 7 p.m.
Traffic is being diverted to mile marker 31, which is State Road 49, and mile marker 39, which is US 421.MORE NEWS: Shock And Outrage In Humboldt Park At Death Of Young Parents Yasmin Perez, Gyovanny Arzuaga In Shooting Called 'Execution-Style'
Police were urging motorists to seek alternate routes. They’re expecting extremely long backups and delays.