LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A portion of I-65 was shut down Monday afternoon in a 3-vehicle wreck involving an Alabama State Trooper vehicle.
According to the City of Athens, I-65 southbound was stopped at US-72 southbound at 2:30 p.m. while Alabama State Troopers were working on removing the wreckage.
ALEA said that a state trooper had stopped to help a disabled commercial vehicle around 2 p.m. when a third vehicle hit the state trooper’s car forcing it to hit the commercial vehicle.
Officials have confirmed that a trooper from the state was transferred by Huntsville Hospital Trauma Services from Athens Limestone Ambulance Services. The trooper is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
News 19 was present when Huntsville Hospital’s ambulance was taken to the hospital by dozens of police officers.
One lane was made available to southbound traffic at five o’clock in the afternoon, while the second was made available before seven.