Multiple Fatalities Reported in Tuscaloosa County Interstate Accident Sunday
UPDATE, 9:45 A.M.: The affected westbound lanes on I-20/59 have reopened.
Multiple fatalities are being reported and the interstate is closed after a deadly wreck in Tuscaloosa County early Sunday morning.
"Cap" Ray Allen, Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa's on-air traffic reporter, said sources at the Alabama Department on Transportation tell him that at least two people were killed in the accident.
The wreck reportedly took place before dawn Sunday morning on Interstate 20/59 westbound near Mile Marker 84 in eastern Tuscaloosa County.
Cap Ray said traffic is being diverted onto U.S. Highway 11 via Covered Bridge Road at Exit 86.
As of 6 a.m. Sunday, ALDOT had acknowledged the wreck and road closure on their social media platforms, but Alabama State Troopers had yet to verify the number of victims hurt or killed in the accident or their identities.
This is a breaking, developing story -- stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for more updates from Cap Ray and state agencies as soon as they become available.