Victim in fatal I-85 crash identified

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery police are now identifying the person who was killed in an automobile crash on Interstate 85 Wednesday afternoon.

Yomeckia Hamilton, 36, of Montgomery, was driving northbound on I-85 when she lost control of her 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, left the roadway and crashed on Mulberry Street.

Police and medics arrived on the scene shortly after the 4:30pm crash where they pronounced the victim dead. Hamilton was the only occupant in the vehicle.

Investigators say evidence currently points to the driver losing control before leaving the roadway. It was raining during the time of the crash, though an official cause has not yet been determined.

The investigation into this traffic accident is ongoing. This is the eighth traffic fatality in Montgomery for 2011.

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