Driver killed on I-59/20 wrong way crash identified, woman and child injured

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (11/2): A woman and her 2-year-old passenger were injured in a deadly crash on I-59/20 Monday evening.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says the child was not properly restrained in the vehicle during the crash. Their injuries are unknown at this time.

Stay with CBS 42 as this is a developing story.

UPDATE (11/1): The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the driver who died after they drove the wrong way on I-59/20 Monday.

Robert Tannehill 75, of Hueytown, was the driver and only occupant of a pickup truck traveling north in the southbound lanes of I-59/20 when he collided head-on with another car.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Stay with CBS 42 as this is a developing story.

ORIGINAL (11/1): The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is investigating a crash on I-59/20 near Fairfield that left one dead Monday evening.

According to Lt. Clemons with the Bessemer Police Department, the accident occurred when one vehicle was traveling in the wrong direction on the interstate between exits 115 and 116.

Bessemer PD assisted on the scene, but ALEA has taken over the investigation.

Traffic is backed up in both directions of the interstate.

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