Fatal accident on I-59/20 causes severe gridlock

FAIRFIELD, AL (WBRC) – Police are on the scene of a fatal accident on I-20/59 in Fairfield.

Police say they received a 911 call just before 6:00 a.m. where a motorist claimed to have hit a person who was either walking or standing on the interstate. The victim was found to be deceased when authorities arrived. They are treating the area as a crime scene.

The accident caused severe gridlock at the time on the interstate with two lanes closed and a single lane open. The lanes have since reopened and traffic has returned to normal.

Police have not released the victim's name.