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Two-vehicle interstate crash injures three

Special to the Enquirer  

A two-vehicle crash at 4:20 a.m. Dec. 20 has left three injured.   

According to authorities, a 1996 Freightliner tractor-trailer crossed the median and hit a 2019 Peterbilt tractor-trailer. The drivers of both vehicles and passengers of the Peterbilt were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  

The crash occurred on Interstate 65 near County Road 55 in the Falkville city limits.   

The Freightliner was traveling south on Interstate 65 when the driver lost control because of the wet weather conditions, according to the report. The Freightliner ran off the left side of the roadway, traveled through the median, struck the Peterbilt and overturned in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65. The Freightliner was hauling alfalfa hay feed, which spilled onto the roadway and partially restricted the flow of traffic.  

Nothing further is available as the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Patrol Division continues to investigate. 

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