Wreck snarls traffic on Highway 70 in Columbiana

The Columbiana Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff's Office and Southeast Shelby County Rescue responded to a wreck on Alabama 70 at about 12:30 p.m. on July 24. (Reporter Photo/Neal Wagner)

The Columbiana Police Department, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and Southeast Shelby County Rescue responded to a wreck on Alabama 70 at about 12:30 p.m. on July 24. (Reporter Photo/Neal Wagner)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle wreck on July 24 on Alabama 70 in Columbiana, but the incident caused a brief traffic jam along one of the city’s main corridors.

The wreck happened at about 12:30 p.m. when a red, late-model Dodge Challenger struck the back of a 1980s-model BMW 6-series in front of the Shelby County Co-Op business about a mile north of downtown Columbiana.

The collision closed the northbound lane of Alabama 70 for about half an hour, as police were able to re-open the road shortly before 1 p.m.

Columbiana Police Department Dispatch Supervisor Lance Brown said no injuries were reported in the wreck, and nobody was transported to the hospital.

CPD, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and Southeast Shelby County Rescue responded to the wreck.