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Rollover and Fire of a Truck-Tractor and Cargo Tank Semitrailer Carrying Liquefied Petroleum Gas


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  • Accident No: HWY10MH001
  • Accident Type: Office of Highway Safety
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN
  • Date: 10/22/2009

On Thursday, October 22, 2009, at 10:30 am, a truck tractor in combination with a cargo tank semitrailer loaded with liquid propane, rolled over while traveling southbound on Interstate 69 in Indianapolis. The cargo tank was breached resulting in an explosion and post-crash fire.

The crash and subsequent fire severely damaged the highway bridge used to carry traffic on I-465 over the access ramp. As a result of the crash, the driver was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries and three other occupants from vehicles that were in proximity to the explosion and fire were also injured.

Contact: NTSB Media Relations
Keith Holloway
(202) 314-6100
keith.holloway@ntsb.gov