Birmingham Fire working fatal crash on I-459 N at Overton Road


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE OCT. 25: The victim killed in the crash has been identified by the coroner as 73-year-old Ralph Abercrombie Jr.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue crews are on the scene of a crash with a fatality on I-459 N at Overton Road.

All lanes of traffic are open; the crash is underneath the Overton Road overpass. One vehicle was involved, the driver was a man in his 70s. Officials believe he lost control and ran off the road. He never put on the brakes, Birmingham Fire Capt. Watson tells us, so they are investigating to see if something happened prior to the crash to cause it.

CBS 42 is on the scene; we’ll update this post with more information as we learn more.

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