Fiery Crash on Interstate 65 in Alabama Injures 6, Shuts Down Traffic
PELHAM, Ala. (AP) A tractor-trailer crash and fire left six people hurt and traffic snarled for hours Thursday on Interstate 65 in Alabama.
Part of I-65's north and southbound lanes were closed following the crash that happened just before 12:30 p.m. in Pelham, south of Birmingham.
Pelham police told al.com the 18-wheeler blew a tire and crashed into the median barrier. A second wreck occurred when two other motorists tried to avoid the truck, which was hauling watermelons, police said.