ALABAMA — The crash happened around 6:26 a.m. on I-85 SB near exit 77 in Alabama. All northbound are shut down and traffic was diverted off of the interstate. Georgia exit 2 is also shut down.
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The initial crash happened around 6:26 a.m. on I-85 SB near exit 77 in Alabama and involved two or three cars. One person died in that crash, according to WRBL. A second deadly crash happened moments later as vehicles slowed down to avoid the first crash.
The second crash involved at least two 18-wheelers and killed another person.
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All northbound were shut down and traffic was diverted off of the interstate. Georgia exit 2 is also shut down.
The southbound lanes have been reopened but deputies said traffic will still be backed up for an “extensive period” of time as first responders are still working the crash site.
The area is near the Kia plant.
Deputies did not say if anyone else was injured or identify the victims.
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