Eastbound lanes of Highway 72 East near Shields Road back open after early morning wreck

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Emergency crews have reopened the eastbound lanes of Highway 72 East this morning. A wreck between an 18-wheeler truck and a sports utility vehicle caused them to close the lanes for several hours.

Rescue crews were called to help the person stuck inside the SUV. That person was taken to Huntsville Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The wreck happened just after 5:30 this morning in front of a Citgo gas station on Highway 72 East, just east of Shields Road.