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I-85 SB near Shorter reopens following fiery 18-wheeler crash

Published: Dec. 27, 2021 at 7:06 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 27, 2021 at 10:23 PM CST
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MACON COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - The southbound lanes of Interstate 85 near Shorter are clear about nine hours after an 18-wheeler was involved in a fiery crash.

The fiery, single-vehicle crash happened at mile marker 22 in Macon County around 6:35 a.m., prompting the shutdown of both lane. Traffic was delayed for hours as a result.

An 18-wheeler burns after crashing in Shorter on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021.
An 18-wheeler burns after crashing in Shorter on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021.(Source: Shorter Volunteer Fire Department)

No information was immediately available regarding the cause of the crash, but state troopers said there were no reports of injuries.

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