Emergency services rerouting traffic after fatal crash on Valleydale Road

(WIAT) — UPDATE 8/1: The deceased passenger has been identified as Michael Francis Xavier Lee, 34, of Shelby County.

ORIGINAL:

Emergency services are rerouting traffic in Shelby County after a crash took place in front of a fire station that took at least one man’s life, according to a release from Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

The four-vehicle wreck took place around 3 p.m. on Valleydale Road in front of North Shelby Fire Station 1, according to the release. Officials have the roadway blocked due to emergency vehicles operating in the area from Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama State Troopers, and North Shelby Fire and Rescue.

At this time, officials are advising that motorists take alternate routes to avoid the crash, and are rerouting lots of traffic around Caldwell Mill Road due to heavy congestion.

WIAT will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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