Woman Killed in Alabama Crash With Tractor-Trailer Hauling Jet Fuel
AUBURN, AL. – July 26, 2018 (oanow.com) A woman tragically died July 25 in an Alabama vehicle accident with a tractor-trailer that was hauling jet fuel, according to a news story published online at oanow.com.*
At approximately 12:45 p.m. on July 25, 20-year-old Cassidy Meadows, of Auburn, Alabama, was driving a Kia northbound on Interstate 85. Near mile marker 51, Meadows came to a stop because of backed up traffic from an accident a couple miles ahead. The driver of a tractor-trailer behind her failed to notice the stopped traffic and crashed into the back of Meadows’ Kia, causing a chain-reaction collision with two other vehicles. Meadows’ vehicle ended up slamming into a bridge support on the interstate.
The Lee County Coroner pronounced Meadows dead at the scene. At least four other people, who have not been identified, were injured in the collision and transported to East Alabama Medical Center for treatment. The extent of their injuries is unknown. The driver of the tractor-trailer, who has also not been identified, was reportedly not injured in the collision.
The tractor trailer was hauling jet fuel at the time of the crash, but officials reported no fuel spilled onto the interstate. All northbound lanes on the interstate were closed down for several hours while crews cleared the scene. Drivers were rerouted in Lee County and Macon County. The Auburn Police Department and Lee County Coroner continue to investigate the collision and have not yet released further details.
Interstate 85 has been the site of many traffic delays recently because of construction and accidents. From Atlanta to the connection in Montgomery, the interstate is packed with construction projects and heavy summer traveling.
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