Hwy 79 closed for possible fatal accident

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) – Jefferson County Deputies have shut down a section of Highway 79 at Bethel road. This is near the Jefferson County/Blount County line.

Emergency workers at the scene confirm this is a fatal accident.

We got word of the accident just before 11pm.

Details of the accident have not yet been released.

It could be several hours before deputies can conclude their investigation.

We’ll update this story as we get more information.

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