Governors Drive reopened following earlier crash involving vehicle fire

Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 9:35 AM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - UPDATE: As of the noon hour, Huntsville Police confirm all lanes have been reopened.

ORIGINAL: Governors Drive in Huntsville is shut down in all directions after a crash led to a vehicle fire.

One person has been sent to Huntsville Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Huntsville police say a commercial vehicle and a personal vehicle were involved in the crash. Someone became trapped when a vehicle caught on fire.

According to the homicide investigator, the sedan vehicle was traveling west when it hit the Lowe’s truck head-on that was traveling east. Crews are currently cleaning up debris that came from the Lowe’s truck.

Authorities say speed was a factor in this crash.

Westbound traffic is being diverted to Monte Sano Blvd. Eastbound traffic is being diverted to Bassett Street. All drivers are being asked to use alternate routes. There is no timeline for when the road will reopen.

Governors Drive shut down in all directions due to crash
Governors Drive shut down in all directions due to crash(WAFF)

The crash remains under investigation.

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