HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Authorities have identified a man killed in a crash on I-565 Thursday night.
The crash happened in the westbound lanes of I-565 near Research Park Boulevard around 9:00 p.m., according to HEMSI spokesperson Don Webster.
The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) identified the man killed as John Henry Kelley, 72, of Falkville. An HPD spokesperson said Kelley was riding a motorcycle at the time of the accident.
Two other vehicles were involved in the crash. However, there were no other injuries.
Officers were responding to a stalled vehicle on the interstate with the crash happened. HPD believes the two incidents are related.
All westbound lanes of I-565 near the Research Park exit were closed for a short period while crews were on the scene. HPD diverted traffic to Rideout Road and encouraged drivers to avoid the area if possible.
The interstate was eventually re-opened after the accident was cleared.