Two injured in Interstate crash

Published 11:26 am Wednesday, September 20, 2017

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

A two-vehicle accident on Interstate 65 near Exit 200 left the northbound lanes blocked for several hours on Sept. 19.

Two people were transported to regional hospitals for treatment.

A cause of the crash between a 2016 Volvo tractor trailer truck and a 2001 Dodge pickup truck is still under investigation, according to Jesse Thorton of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

The crash occurred at about 1:40 p.m. and was not cleared until 5:45 p.m.

“The driver of the passenger vehicle was injured and transported to Baptist South by helicopter. A passenger in that vehicle went to UAB by ambulance,” Thorton said.

Details on the injuries are not being released to media, neither are names of those involved.

Verbena Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. Verbena Fire and Rescue Chief Allen Goree said eight members of the department responded to the scene and were there for about two and a half hours.

“We started triage and then trying to find out how many patients we had,” Goree said.

One driver was from North Carolina. The other was from Marbury, Alabama.

Goree said Clanton Fire and Rescue also responded, and their assistance was appreciated.