1 killed following I-565 wreck

Wreck shuts down lanes of eastbound I-565.
Wreck shuts down lanes of eastbound I-565.

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - One woman died after a wreck on Interstate 565 on Thursday.

The wreck happened around 7:30 a.m. just west of Research Park Boulevard, near the Madison Boulevard exit.

Police said a vehicle was traveling eastbound on I-565 when the driver lost control and crossed the grass median where it struck a vehicle traveling westbound.

Both drivers sustained serious injuries. HEMSI officials later confirmed that Cheryl Witt died as a result of her injuries at Huntsville Hospital.

Three lanes of eastbound I-565 were closed because of the wreck but have since reopened.

The crash remains under investigation.

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