NEW INFORMATION: One Dead, One Injured in I-565 Wreck
Huntsville Police say one person has died in a wreck on Interstate 565.
A vehicle struck a concrete embankment underneath the Sparkman overpass on the right side of the road while traveling westbound on I-565.
A passenger in the vehicle, Juantero Gaines, a Huntsville resident, was pronounced dead on scene. The driver was taken to Huntsville Hospital with minor injuries.
It happened Friday evening just after 8:00pm in the westbound lanes. Police had to shut down I-565 for about two hours while they investigated the crash. Officers re-routed traffic onto Sparkman Drive.
The wreck is still under investigation by Huntsville Police Department.