Vestavia man dies in fatal 2-car wreck on I-59

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — 10/20 11:07AM UPDATE: The deceased person has been identified as 68-year-old John Benjamin Bonifay of Vestavia Hills. Bonifay was the driver of a vehicle that went off the ramp and flipped at least one time. He was the only person in the car and was pronounced dead shortly after 7:30 a.m.


One person is dead following a two-car wreck on Interstate 59 southbound at the I-459 interchange.

According to Sergeant Cortice Miles of Bessemer Police, the wreck happened at the I-459 interchange headed southbound. The incident temporarily shut down the interstate at the Academy Drive exit 106, significantly backing up traffic.

Police have not released any additional details about the crash.

WIAT will continue to bring you updates as more information becomes available.

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