Fatal Accident on I-69

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Police closed I-69 in both directions around the Lansing Road exit following a multi-car accident around 4:30 p.m. Monday. One person was killed and at least four others were taken to the hospital.

Police tell wilx.com a semi couldn't slow down in time for slowed traffic at the scene of another accident. A wrecker was trying to pull a car out of the ditch at the time. Traffic was beginning to back up and a semi travelling North drove almost full speed into slower cars, according to police.

The highway reopened Tuesday morning.