Traffic Jam on I-70 Caused by Semi Driver Choking on Pizza, Crashes

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Traffic Jam on I-70 Caused by Semi Driver Choking on Pizza, Crashes

Westbound lanes of I-70 in Henry County were backed up for ten miles and shut down for hours.

HENRY CO., Ind. -- Were you stuck in the 10-mile backup on I-70 in Henry County Tuesday afternoon?

State police have released details on what caused the traffic jam, starting with a semi driver choking on pizza. That semi driver pulled over on the side of the interstate around 1:30, but got stuck in the mud. A wrecker was called in to help the semi get back on the westbound lanes of I-70, which caused traffic to back up. 

About a half-hour later, in the traffic jam, a car driven by a woman from Pittsburgh crashed into the back of a Jeep. The driver of the Jeep, a man from Tennessee, was taken to a New Castle hospital with neck pain. 

Another crash then happened a few miles down the road involving a semi and a truck. 

State police say I-70 was shut down until 5 p.m.

(PHOTO: WIBC/Chris Davis)

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