A section of I-65 North at mile marker 212 has reopened to traffic after a deadly wreck shut it down earlier today.
Chilton County 911 tweeted that I-65 NB is open, but traffic was still slow, at 10:06 a.m.
The accident happened around 7:15 a.m. at the 218 mile marker on Interstate 65 northbound near the Jemison area.
Two cars were involved, including one that ended up in the grassy median of the interstate.
State troopers confirm that the man who died was Jackie Alan Faircloth, 68, of Eclectic. Faircloth was killed when the 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee he was riding in collided with a 2007 Toyota Camry. Troopers say Faircloth was not wearing a seatbelt.
The driver of the Cherokee, Patricia Faircloth McCain, 67, of Tallassee, was seriously injured. She was taken to UAB for treatment.
The Camry was driven by Calvin Ousley of Jemison, who was not injured.
Troopers will continue to investigate this crash.
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