U.S. 31 traffic tied up for hours after crash

A chain reaction crash Friday night tied up traffic on U.S. 31 for about three and a half hours, according to Bartholomew County deputies.

Deputies were called to the scene of a crash involving four vehicles at U.S. 31 and County Road 100S at about 6:04 p.m. in the evening. But five minutes later, an SUV skidded trying to stop for the already snarled traffic and was struck from behind by a semi, which pushed the SUV into a car already stopped for the previous crash.

Columbus Regional Health paramedics treated one vehicle occupant at the scene, with two people suffering minor injuries.

The highway was closed until about 9:35 p.m. in the evening.

Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.