Indiana State Police Troopers from the Putnamville Post were kept very busy this afternoon responding to numerous traffic related events.
Troopers responded to (50) Property Damage Crashes; (3) Personal Injury Crashes; and (8) slide-offs between the hours of 12 noon and 8:30p.m.
A multi-vehicle crash involving (12) vehicles occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the 31mile marker (Putnam County) injured four persons, all with non-life threatening injuries, mostly lacerations and complaints of pain. This crash occurred around 3:00p.m. with clean-up complete around 6:30p.m.
A larger crash event occurred in the westbound lanes of I-70 near the 46 mile marker (Putnam County) around 3:22p.m. The crash involved an estimated 50 vehicles (crash investigation ongoing) with only seven injuries, all believed to be non-life threatening; ranging from pain, lacerations, to possible fractures.
The overwhelming majority of the crashes and slide-offs occurred on I-70 in Putnam County, few occurred in Clay and Vigo counties.
Overwhelming cause of these events is driving too fast for conditions.