UPDATE: Alabama A&M employee dies in Thursday’s wreck on I-565

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A longtime employee of Alabama A&M University died from injuries she sustained in a wreck Thursday morning on Interstate 565.

The wreck happened near Madison Boulevard and tied up morning rush hour traffic.

Cheryl Witt (Photo issued by Alabama A&M University)

Cheryl Witt (Photo issued by Alabama A&M University)

Cheryl Witt died late Thursday.  AAMU President Dr. Andrew Hugine issued this statement:

“Alabama A&M University is deeply saddened by the death of Ms. Cheryl Witt. Ms. Witt was a dedicated employee of more than 30 years in the Comptroller’s Office of the Division of Business and Finance at the University. She had a very pleasing personality and was very committed to providing excellent services to our students. She was well-respected and liked by her colleagues and will certainly be missed by the Alabama A&M University family. During this difficult time, the University is offering counseling services to all faculty, staff and students that would like additional support in dealing with this tremendous loss. Please continue to keep the Witt family, her friends and colleagues in your prayers.”

Huntsville Police say a vehicle was headed eastbound on I-565 when the driver lost control and crossed the grass median, hitting a vehicle travelling westbound.  The driver who was headed westbound suffered life-threatening injuries.

Huntsville Police have not released further details about the crash.

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