Unsafe speed contributed to a three-vehicle crash in Steuben County that sent three men to the hospital Friday.
Police said a semi traveling northbound on Interstate 69 rear-ended a passenger van that had slowed due to a traffic backup about 5:30 p.m. The van burst into flames after the crash.
The impact of the collision pushed the vehicle into the path of an SUV, officers said.
The three drivers in the crash were taken to a hospital. Police did not provide their conditions.
The semi driver was ticketed for following too closely and issued a warning for unsafe speed, officers said.
An investigation is ongoing.
Auburn man injured in collision
A 43-year-old Auburn man is recovering from injuries suffered Saturday in a crash in DeKalb County.
Police said the motorist was driving a Buick LaCrosse north on Indiana 3 about 5:30 a.m. when he ran a red light and was hit by a Ford F-350 pickup making a left turn at Indiana 205.
The car landed in a ditch, and an ambulance transported the motorist to a hospital with chest and head pain after emergency crews freed him from the car, police said.
The driver of the pickup, a Churubusco man, didn’t appear hurt and refused medical treatment, police said. The crash remains under investigation.