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Update: Crash on I-59 Southbound in Etowah County Near Collinsville



Update on the single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 1:25 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, which caused lane closure, according to a statement issued by Senior Trooper Brandon Bailey with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency in Decatur


The southbound lanes of I-59 near the 205-mile marker, in Etowah County near Collinsville, AL were blocked for several hours, per Troopers Bailey traffic has resumed.


According to reports from the Southern Torch, the accident on I-59, that happened at approximately 1:25 am, Wednesday morning involved an 18-wheeler accident at was hauling a jet engine.


All lanes of traffic were re-opened just prior to 11:00 am after the emergency crews finished cleaning up a fuel spill that resulted from the wreck.


Collinsville Police Chief Andy Brown said the 18-wheeler was traveling southbound – and following the wreck, traffic had to be detoured to Alabama Highway 68 by ALDOT for the next several hours as EMA officials and a variety of other agencies responded to the scene.


No word yet on whether or not anyone was injured and what led to that accident occurring.


We will update you with more information as it becomes available, continue to follow The Weekly Ledger News for all your local, area, and late-breaking news.


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