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3 people killed in interstate crash in Alabama

Authorities say a head-on crash on an interstate in Alabama has killed three people.

Posted: Nov. 24, 2017 1:38 PM
Updated: Nov. 24, 2017 1:38 PM

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a head-on crash on an interstate in Alabama has killed three people.

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Al.com reports the crash happened on Interstate 459 in Bessemer on Friday between 12:30 a.m. and 1:00 a.m.

Bessemer Police Chief Mike Roper says police started receiving calls about a motorist traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Interstate 59. The vehicle turned onto I-459 and collided with an oncoming vehicle.

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle was killed. The vehicle that was struck had three people inside. Two of them were killed. The third person was conscious and talking following the collision.

Two of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene, and another victim died at a hospital.

An investigation is ongoing.

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