LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – At least five people were hurt in a wreck on Interstate 65 earlier today, three of them critically.
The wreck happened about 12 p.m. in the southbound lanes, just south of the I-565 interchange and north of the construction zone. Alabama State Troopers are investigating.
Two vehicles collided, a black 2003 Chevrolet SUV and a gray 2006 Pontiac Vibe. The black SUV rolled several times. Five people were in that vehicle, and some were ejected from the impact. One person was trapped inside and had to be cut out.
Three were critically injured and were flown to Huntsville Hospital by Medflight and Air Evac helicopter teams. Two others were taken to Huntsville Hospital by ambulance.
State Troopers say the following people were in the black SUV: the driver, Sylvia Viller, 24, of Cambridge, Ohio, 51-year-old Silvia Early, Ieisha Lindsey, 17, Ikea Lindsey, 20, and Rayqyan Lindsey, age 2. Troopers say they were wearing seat belts.
Melanie Kitchens, 31, of Harvest, was driving the gray 2006 Pontiac. She was wearing a seat belt, and was also hurt.
Traffic was at a standstill in the southbound lanes for about an hour, but is moving again.