Victim in I-59 crash identified as Chief of Fairfield Fire Department, Kevin Sutton

UPDATE: Kevin Sutton, Chief of Fairfield Fire Department is the confirmed fatality in this accident, per Sgt. Shelton of Birmingham Police.

Shelton reports weather and wet roads were the cause of the accident. An a 18 wheeler traveling southbound on I-59 crossed the median striking two vehicles. Sutton’s wife and daughter were also hospitalized due to this accident.

CBS42 is still working to confirm more information. Tune into CBS42 at 10pm for a live report.

ORIGINAL ———————

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Emergency responders are on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash involving an 18-wheeler and at least one other vehicle on I-59 N near the Roebuck Parkway exit.

The interstate will be closed soon so officials can investigate and clear the scene; traffic has already started to get congested, so consider an alternate route.

CBS42 has a crew on the scene. This story will be updated.

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