I-65 opens after 18-wheeler wreck - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

I-65 opens after 18-wheeler wreck


Interstate 65 in Limestone County has reopened after an 18 wheeler crashed and struck a road crew early Wednesday morning.

Officials said the truck was traveling on I-65 near mile marker 344 when it wrecked and hit a Department of Transportation truck. The road crew was repairing pot holes.

Four people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Three people were taken to Huntsville Hospital and one person was taken to Decatur.

The victims were Bobby Smith, Darnell Spencer, Mickey Collier and Ronald Fletcher.

Fletcher and Collier were listed in fair condition in surgical ICU and Spencer was listed in good condition. Smith was treated at Decatur General and released.

"Roadway maintenance will be more prevalent due to the weather conditions in North Alabama," said ALDOT spokesperson Rebecca Leigh White.  "We urge and advise drivers to slow down when they see our workers."

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