Two people were killed in a fatal wreck that closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 49 in Cass County Tuesday night.
The crash was reported about 8:05 p.m. on northbound I-49 near mile marker 168 which is in Peculiar.
Traffic officials urged motorists to avoid the area and use an alternate route as authorities detoured traffic to Route J after the crash.
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Extensive damage was reported to the guardrail near the accident scene.
No timetable was given for when the highway would re-open Tuesday.