Fatal crash on I-459 near Grants Mill Road claims the life of an Odenville woman


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: A two-vehicle crash involving a Jeep Compass and a tractor-trailer claimed the life of an Odenville woman on Friday afternoon.

28-year-old Jessica Ann Butler was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on I-459 in Irondale. Witnesses told officials traffic was slowing, and the Compass hit the back of an 18-wheeler and went under the truck

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.


All lanes are blocked on I-459 Northbound after a fatal crash near Grants Mill Road, according to ALEA.

CBS42 News learned of the two-vehicle crash around 5:06 p.m., and at this time three lanes are blocked but traffic is moving on the right shoulder.  The crash involved a tractor-trailer and an SUV.

At this time, ALEA is advising people to avoid the area.

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