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I-85 stalls after fatal accident

Staff Report

A Friday, March 10 auto accident killed two near the Tallassee exit of I-85. Two individuals died in the crash, including a 16-month old baby from Georgia. Roberto Linares, 55, of Montgomery also perished.

The accident occured near mile marker 25 and delayed traffic to a standstill for hours. Vehicles travelling northbound were rerouted to Highway 80 at the Shorter exit to Tallassee, exit 26.

"The bridge was damaged due to a crash," Brantley Kirk of the Alabama Department of Transportation noted in a release. "Crews have been assessing the damage and making repairs."

As of Monday, the interstate was reopened with one lane only, the outside lane of the overpass.

"Motorists should continue to expect delays," Kirk added. "Use extreme caution and be aware of road crews."

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