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Wrong way crash kills woman, injures officer

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A woman was killed in a head-on collision on I-565. A woman was killed in a head-on collision on I-565.
Tabatha Rhodes (r) was killed in the crash. Tabatha Rhodes (r) was killed in the crash.
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LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Police are investigating a wrong way crash that killed a woman and injured a Huntsville police officer.

The crash happened on eastbound I-565 near County Line Road in Limestone County around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Huntsville police spokesman Dr. Harry Hobbs said a woman driving a maroon-colored car drove westbound in the eastbound lanes, striking the officer's cruiser head-on. 

Police said 29-year-old Tabatha Rhodes of Madison was killed in the wreck.

Hobbs said the officer, Lieutenant Corey Harris, suffered non-life threatening injuries. Harris was treated at Huntsville Hospital and released. 

Rhodes' family members said she had a history of seizures.

"She had more friends than anyone I know," said Dauphne Maples, the victim's mother. "She was a very popular young lady because she was so friendly. She was very generous. She had a huge heart."

All lanes of I-565 reopened just before 7 a.m.

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