No injuries reported in wreck involving overturned vehicle

Published 3:40 pm Wednesday, August 23, 2017

ALABASTER – Troopers from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency responded to a wreck in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near mile marker 239 in Alabaster on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 23.

ALEA Senior Trooper Chuck Daniel said the wreck occurred at 7:56 a.m. and involved three vehicles.

According to Daniel, the accident was caused by one vehicle hitting the bumper of the second vehicle, which overturned and hit a third vehicle.

“Traffic had stopped and one vehicle struck the rear of another vehicle. The vehicle that was struck first overturned and hit another vehicle,” Daniel said. “The third vehicle that was struck by the overturned vehicle just pulled over to the shoulder.”

Daniel said no injuries or deaths were reported from the accident, which is rare in a situation involving an overturned vehicle.

“We’re thankful that there were no injuries, even though a vehicle overturned,” Daniel said.

According to the Alabaster Police Department, the right lane of I-65 was closed, and APD officers directed traffic through the left lane. Both lanes are currently open.