Wrong-Way Crash Kills One Person in Birmingham, Alabama


April 26, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, AL. – According to news stories published online at cbs42.com and wbrc.com, one person was killed in a wrong-way vehicle crash that occurred in Birmingham, Alabama. The accident involved two vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, and took place on Interstate 459, according to the news report.*

The crash happened in the early morning on Saturday, April 20, on I-459 North in Birmingham. Alabama State Troopers and the news sources say that a Chevrolet Camaro was traveling south in the northbound lanes of the interstate at approximately 5:15 a.m. that day. Near mile marker 19, the Chevy crashed head-on into a northbound tractor-trailer.

It is unclear at this time why the driver of the Chevy was traveling the wrong direction on the interstate. Authorities have not yet identified any factors that might have played a role in the crash or events that led up to the accident. 

The news reports both state that the driver of the tractor-trailer sustained no serious injuries, but emergency crews took him or her to Grandview Medical Center for evaluation. This driver was not identified in either report. The reports say the tractor-trailer was a commercial rig but did not identify the affiliated carrier. 

Both reports also confirm that the driver of the Chevy was killed in the collision. WBRC identified him as a 31-year-old man from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It does not appear that anyone else was riding in the Chevy at the time of the accident. 

Investigation into the collision is still underway by Alabama State Troopers. At the time of the two news reports, no further information had been released. 

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Source:https://www.cbs42.com/news/local/car-accident-on-i-459-claims-life/1940922747 and http://www.wbrc.com/2019/04/20/one-person-dead-early-morning-crash/

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