I-85 fully reopens hours after vehicle crashes, overturns

Crash shuts down I-85 SB near Waugh

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - All southbound lanes of Interstate 85 coming into Montgomery County have reopened several hours after a car crashed and rolled down an embankment.

Montgomery Fire/Rescue, the Waugh/Mount Meigs Volunteer Fire Department, and Alabama State Troopers responded to the scene.

Waugh/Mount Meigs VFD said the crash was between the Macon County line and Exit 16, the Waugh exit.

First responders on the scene of a vehicle crash at Exit 16 on Interstate 85.
First responders on the scene of a vehicle crash at Exit 16 on Interstate 85. (Source: Montgomery Fire/Rescue)

Photos posted by the Montgomery Fire/Rescue show first responders on the scene near the vehicle, upside down in a ditch near the interstate. MFR said the driver was pulled from the vehicle and transported to a hospital via medical helicopter.

The victim suffered serious injuries and had to be transported via medical helicopter.
The victim suffered serious injuries and had to be transported via medical helicopter. (Source: Montgomery Fire/Rescue)

The victim, according to MFR, suffered serious injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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