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2 hurt as pickup hits semis

A 27-year-old Waterloo man was injured Monday afternoon after his pickup truck crossed the median on Interstate 69 near Ashley, colliding with two semis.

The crash near mile-marker 336.8 closed the northbound lanes for more than five hours into Monday evening.

According a statement from the Indiana State Police, the pickup truck, driven by Aaron Wilhelm, crossed the median and struck one semi, then spun off and struck another one in the other lane.

One of the semis flipped onto its side in the median, injuring its driver, 53-year-old Charles Correll of Michigan. The other vehicle remained upright.

Wilhelm, who was trapped inside his vehicle, suffered a hip injury.

Both men were transported to Parkview Regional Medical Center, but their conditions were not known Monday night.

All three were wearing seat belts, which the state police said reduced the severity of the injuries.

By 9:30 p.m., all lanes of I-69 were back open, according to the release.

The state police were assisted by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, Waterloo Police Department, Ashley Fire Department and Indiana Department of Transportation.