Southbound lanes of I-65 reopened after a Thursday night wreck

(Image: Jeff Gray)

ARDMORE, Ala. – A wreck that happened around 9:30 Thursday night had southbound lanes blocked through the overnight hours. The wreck, that happened on I-65 near the Alabama-Tennessee state line, is now cleared.

A single 18-wheeler is the only vehicle involved. The truck flipped on its side.

Emergency crews from Ardmore and Elkmont responded to the wreck one mile south of the state line. When they arrived, they found a truck that went down a ravine and flipped on its side.

The driver, who was seriously hurt, was stuck inside the truck. It took rescue crews an hour to free him. An air ambulance took him to Huntsville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The southbound lanes of I-65 reopened just before 5:00 Friday morning.