Authorities have confirmed that a wreck on Highway 69 in Northport Friday morning has claimed two lives.

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Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Traffic Reporter "Captain" Ray Allen says the accident occurred on Highway 69 near Charlie Shirley Road. The highway will remain closed for another two to three hours; motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route for the remainder of the morning.

Crews are on site investigating the accident. No information has been released on the identities of those killed in the accident.

Traffic is being detoured at Hamnertown Road, and motorists are advised to use Highway 43 as an alternate route.

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