I-459 reopened after crash involving tractor-trailer and 5 vehicles

IRONDALE, Ala. (WIAT) — I-459 is open right now after a wreck involving an 18 wheeler and five other vehicles closed it earlier on Tuesday.

According to Trooper Chuck Daniel with ALEA, troopers responded to a crash at 459 North at 10:45 a.m. to find that an 18-wheeler had hit the median. The impact sent a large concrete block into the southbound lane which caused the five other vehicles to crash.

There have been no major injuries reported. Preliminary investigation has shown that a tire on the 18-wheeler separated, which caused the driver to lose control and crash, which set his vehicle ablaze. He was able to escape unharmed.

All the lanes were previously closed, leading to major delays on both sides of the interstate.

 

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