I-85 SB in Shorter reopens after crashes

Published: Nov. 23, 2022 at 5:25 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 23, 2022 at 6:04 PM CST
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SHORTER, Ala. (WSFA) - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says southbound lanes of Interstate 85 in Shorter have reopened after two separate crashes Wednesday morning.

ALEA says the first crash happened just past exit 22 in Shorter and involved a single commercial vehicle. Shortly after the first crash, a separate two-vehicle crash involving a commercial vehicle occurred.

According to the Shorter Volunteer Fire Department, the commercial vehicle struck the bridge. While on the scene of that crash, a second commercial vehicle came into the safety zone and struck the fire engine, which led to long delays and road blockage.

Authorities said no one was injured in the crashes.

“We were blessed there were no injuries to SFD personnel or the driver we were aware of,” Fire Chief B. Prestage said.

Additional details surrounding the crash have not been released.

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