Fatal accident shuts down stretch of I-65 northbound in Shelby County

Courtesy: Brittany Roscoe

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT)  — An accident on Interstate 65 northbound at mile marker 235 has shut down traffic Friday evening.

The interstate was closed for a couple of hours from mile marker 234 to 238. Alabama State Troopers spokesman Sgt. Steve Jarrett tells WIAT 42 News that there was one fatality at the scene.

Traffic was backed up for several miles. The roadway reopened just after 9 p.m. and traffic was moving fine in both direction, according to a WIAT 42 News photojournalist on the scene.

WIAT 42 News will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

Copyright 2014 WIAT 42 News

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