Two fatalities in accident on Highway 280

(Credit: WIAT-CBS 42, Toby Carter)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – A wreck on Highway 280 in Birmingham has left two people dead.

According to Sgt. Johnny Williams with the Birmingham Police Department, the wreck happened in front of the Target shopping center.

Williams says the victims are an elderly couple who pulled in front of an 18-wheeler while attempting a turn.

All westbound lanes have been closed, and it is believed that the lanes will remain closed for an extended period of time.

CBS42 will update with more information as it becomes available.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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