CALERA, Ala. (WIAT) — A “serious” accident has shut down all northbound lanes on I-65 near mile marker 230 in Calera Wednesday night.
According to the Calera Police Department, a vehicle that was involved in multiple automobile burglaries in Alabaster was fleeing Montevallo police through downtown Calera at speeds of over 100 mph.
The chase continued onto I-65 when the suspect lost control and crashed into the woods. The Shelby County Coroner has confirmed that one person has died in the accident.
As of 6 p.m., the crash has led to all northbound lanes being blocked off, according to ALGO Traffic. There is a detour at Exit 228.
No other information has been released at this time. Stay with CBS 42 as this is an ongoing story.