According to Huntsville Police a pickup driven by Lee Thomas Mayne was traveling eastbound on the west bound lanes of I-565. Police say Mayne may have been experiencing a diabetic episode, causing the erratic driving.
He ran head-on into one car then hit two others. One car flipped over on its top. Fire and Rescue responders had to cut the roof off of one of the vehicles to get a person out. Six people were taken to Huntsville Hospital. Police say the driver of the first car hit has life threatening injuries.
Police say charges and a toxicology report are pending.
The westbound lane of I-565 from Oakwood Avenue to Washington Street was shut down for some time as police investigated the accident and cleared the scene of wreckage.