Huntsville Couple Killed in Accident Near Birmingham

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FULTONDALE, Ala. (WHNT) — Two people from Huntsville were killed Tuesday evening in a wreck on Interstate 65 in Jefferson County.

The victims were identified as James Robinson, 61 and Lois Robinson, 65.  The accident happened around 6:00 p.m. at the Walker Chapel exit in Fultondale, about 10 miles north of Birmingham.

According to Alabama State Troopers, the couple’s vehicle left the roadway and struck a steel pole in the median.  That pole is holding a giant overhead message sign.  The Alabama Department of Transportaion is bringing in a crew Wednesday morning to take down the sign, because it is now unstable.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.