Two separate accidents tied up traffic for several hours on Interstate 64 on Tuesday.
The first accident happened just west of the I-69 interchange. An Indiana Department of Transportation truck caught fire. No one was injured.
Before that incident was cleaned up, a second crash happened in the westbound lanes.
Just east of I-69 on I-64, The Warrick County Sheriff’s Office says Kristin Shaefer struck the back of a tractor trailer.
It caused both west bound lanes of I-64 to shut down for more than two and a half hours.
“I think anytime you have a crash of this severity that people are still walking away, I would have to say 25-30 years ago she probably wouldn’t have but I think because of the way the manufacturers are building cars today with all the safety equipment this one had airbags deployed all over it and I think that’s a major reason for her still being alive,” said Lieutenant Paul Weinzapfel.
Shaefer was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital. Her condition has not been released.
The Sheriffs Office still looking into why she struck the tractor trailer.
Both accidents remain under investigation.