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Tractor trailer accident on I-65 sends 1 to hospital

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The tractor trailer was carrying 42,000 pounds of steel coil. The tractor trailer was carrying 42,000 pounds of steel coil.
One man had to be cut out of the vehicle and taken to the hospital. One man had to be cut out of the vehicle and taken to the hospital.
MORGAN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

State troopers responded to an accident on Interstate 65 North at the Cullman and Morgan County line sometime after 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

A tractor trailer carrying 42,000 pounds of steel coil and a car were involved in the wreck near mile marker 316.

A vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler leaving traffic at a stand still for nearly two hours.

Witnesses said the car in the southbound lane jumped the median and ended up in the northbound lane.

Troopers said 31-year-old Shawn Mertz of Madison was taken to Huntsville Hospital after being cut out of the vehicle. Hospital officials say he's in good condition.

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