Dead Man’s Curve reopened following cattle truck crash

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — 10/19 4:23 AM UPDATE: I-20/59 has been reopened. Crews were able to finish clearing the scene around 1 a.m. this morning.


Traffic has been significantly slowed on a Birmingham interstate after a cattle truck crashed, killing some of the animals onboard, according to Captain Watson with Birmingham Fire.

The crash took place on I-20 West where it merges with I-59 South, an area commonly known as Dead Man’s Curve. The driver was transported to UAB Hospital with injuries that appeared to be minor to be checked out, according to Watson.

The truck was carrying between 40 and 50 cattle, some of which perished in the crash. People are on their way to take the surviving cattle from Jemison, according to Watson.

CBS42 will bring you more information as it becomes available. Follow the developments by watching the CBS42 Traffic Map below.

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