Overnight Wreck Causes I-565 Delays

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Around 11:30 Tuesday night Huntsville Fire and Police Departments and HEMSI responded to a wreck on Interstate 565 just west of Greenbriar Road for a two-vehicle accident.

The driver claiming responsibility for the accident tells WHNT News 19 he was driving west on I-565 at the speed limit when he reached down to grab a cigarette.  When he looked up, he saw another car right in front of him.

That driver hit the back of the car, causing it to slam into the guardrail and spin around backwards on the Interstate.  Both drivers did walk away from this wreck, as both were wearing seatbelts.

Huntsville Police had to shut down one westbound lane for about an hour while the wreckers came to pick up the cars.

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