Accidents cause traffic tie-ups

Three separate wrecks on Interstate 565 caused traffic problems in Huntsville.

At 1:00 p.m. today, a vehicle blew a tire about 700 feet west of Jordan Lane.

The driver lost control and the vehicle hit a light pole.

The passenger was ejected and died. The driver also died on the scene. They are both from Fort Payne.

There were 2 wrecks eastbound during this time and 1 wreck westbound, forcing HPD to divert traffic.

The interstate was closed from 1:30 to 3:15 between Jordan and Sparkman.

They are working to notify family members at this time.