Man killed in wreck at Birmingham-Trussville line identified
From the Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM –The victim in a wreck at I-59/I-459 on Saturday morning has been identified.
Alexander B. Tompkins, 25, was identified as the man killed in the crash by Trooper Corporal Roman Hill, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.
An eight vehicle crash Saturday morning closed the Interstate at I-59 Northbound to the I-459 Southbound ramp, according to the Birmingham police. The wreck was in the Birmingham city limits near the Birmingham-Trussville line.
The crash occurred at about 5 a.m. The crash killed at least one person, Birmingham police reported.
ALEA reported that Tompkins’ car left the roadway and struck a guardrail, overturning several times before coming to a rest on the roadway. Two more vehicles then collided with Tompkins’ car. Shortly afterwards, a fourth vehicle collided with one of them. ALEA said that Tompkins was unrestrained during the crash.
As first responders worked the scene I-59 Northbound traffic was diverted to Roebuck Drive, police said. The southbound side of I-459 was completely blocked for sometime and traffic was being diverted to U.S. Highway 11 in Trussville, but has since been reopened.
Alabama State Troopers are assisting with the investigation.