Police are still investigating a three-vehicle accident on I-65 this weekend.
The accident happened around 4:30 am on westbound I-76 close to the exit for Route 1 northbound. According to police, the accident began with a single car accident that in which a car caught fire. A second car then stopped and was hit by a third vehicle on the highway ramp.
The driver in the first vehicle that caught fire was the only person injured. The victim, a male, apparently lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the barrier before the car burst into flames. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. No one in the other vehicles were injured in the second crash.
The Route 1 northbound ramp was shut down for about three hours as police investigated and cleared wreckage.
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