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One Killed, One Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on Alabama Interstate

January 11, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, AL. – One person is dead and another is injured after a wrong-way vehicle crash on an Alabama interstate, according to an online news story at The crash occurred on January 6 on Interstate 565, and the cause of the collision has yet to be determined. Police are still investigating.*

The accident happened on the morning of January 6. It is not clear exactly what time it occurred. Police indicate a man was driving in the westbound lanes of Interstate 565 in Huntsville, Alabama, and he was traveling in the eastbound direction. Near the area of Jordan Lane on I-565 West, the man’s vehicle collided head-on with another vehicle. 

Police do not yet know why the driver was traveling in the wrong direction. They have not yet determined whether alcohol or drugs were a factor, and officers have not identified any other potential factors for the crash. The makes and the models of both vehicles were not reported. 

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle has been identified as 21-year-old Juan Perez. His city of residence was not reported. Perez was critically injured in the crash and died at the scene, according to police. 

The driver of the other vehicle has not been identified. This person was seriously injured in the accident, and emergency crews transported him or her to Huntsville Hospital. The person is reportedly in the surgical intensive care unit. The extent of his or her injuries and his or her medical condition is not known at this time. 

Huntsville police are continuing to investigate the wreck and have not yet reported further information to the public. 

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