Victim identified in fatal crash on I-85 southbound

Victim identified in fatal crash on I-85 southbound
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - One person has died after a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 85 southbound near exit 16 Sunday morning.

According to Trooper Michael Carswell with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the crash happened near mile marker 16, about two miles east of Montgomery.

Carswell said Ellerslie, Georgia woman Margarita Bailey, 29, was killed when the 2018 Toyota Corolla she was driving collided with a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country van. A 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2013 Lincoln MKX and a 2012 Dodge Ram struck the Corolla after the initial collision. Bailey was pronounced dead at the scene.

The area between Chantilly and the outer loop was closed while troopers worked the five-vehicle crash, but Carswell advised the roadway has reopened.

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