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No one hurt in seven-vehicle crash in Hammond

(HAMMOND, Ind.) No one was hurt in a seven-vehicle crash on I-80 in Hammond early Monday that caused problems during the morning commute.

The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-80 near Calumet Avenue, according to a statement from Indiana State Police.

The driver of a 2005 Toyota Pathfinder tried to avoid an abandoned Pontiac Grand Prix in the right lane but struck it, police said. A 2002 Ford Explorer that was behind the Toyota also struck the Pontiac, sending it into the middle right lane.

A 2014 Kenworth truck then hit the Pontiac’s driver’s side door, spreading debris across two lanes of traffic, police said.

A 2013 Freightliner in the right lane then struck a large piece of debris, police said. A 2012 Volvo tried to avoid hitting the Pontiac and instead struck the side of another Freightliner.

All of the drivers were wearing seatbelts and no one was hurt in the crash, police said. The Pontiac was a total loss and all of the trucks were damaged, but driveable.

The two right lanes of I-80 were closed for approximately an hour and a half after the crash, causing some backups during the early morning commute, police said.