Tanker loaded with jet fuel crashes on I-70, burns

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A tanker truck carrying 4,000 gallons of jet fuel overturned on the Interstate 70 ramp near Interstate 465 at about 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 20, causing a huge fire and tying up traffic in and near Indianapolis.

Indiana State Police report the truck driver was pulled out of the cab by three good Samaritans and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Officials shut down I-70 and I-465 on the eastside in both directions.

Indiana DOT officials inspected the bridge to see what kind of damage may have been done. No details were made available.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.