Police warning drivers after fatal wreck on I-65

I-65 Fatal wreck (Source: WBRC)
I-65 Fatal wreck (Source: WBRC)(WBRC Fox6 News)
Updated: Oct. 29, 2018 at 5:30 PM CDT
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Shelby County interstate victims identified

SHELBY COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - The victims of a deadly crash in Shelby County have been identified.

71-year-old Janice Manning of Kentucky in addition to Jacqueline Walters and Debbie Decker of Georgia were killed Saturday in a four car crash on I-65 near the Pelham/Alabaster city line.

It took hours for law-enforcement to clear that wreck scene. Officer Todd McCann with Pelham Police Department says it was a scene that is hard to describe.

“It keeps running through my mind the pictures of what those cars looks like trying to piece together how did that happen,” he explains. “It was just total chaos there on the scene.”

Officer McCann says wrecks like this don’t leave you. It can be hard to talk about it knowing three lives were lost. But Pelham police want drivers to know that it only takes one second to be involved in an accident like this.

Law enforcement up and down I-65 are asking drivers to pay attention.

“Slowdown, leave a big gap between the car in front of you when you are driving, and stay off your phones,” Officer McCann asks.

Especially in the areas around Alabaster and Pelham where this is so much construction because there is no room for error.

Alabama State Troopers are investigating the wreck. That investigation is still ongoing and they are still trying to piece together what happened.

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