At Least 2 Dead In Fiery Wreck Near Atmore

At Least 2 Dead In Fiery Wreck Near Atmore

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  Alabama State Troopers are investigating a wreck on a smoke-shrouded road that claimed two lives.
It happened around 9:45 last (Sunday) night in the southbound lanes,  just south of the Poarch exit on Interstate 65.
According to witnesses, an 18-wheeler slammed into the back of a car that had slowed because of smoke in the area. The car caught fire.
Two people were pronounced dead at the scene. At least 5 others were transported to the hospital for treatment. 
No names have been released.
Traffic was re-routed for several hours while crews cleared the scene.
A couple of callers to the News 5 newsroom reported having to wait for as long as 6 hours before they were allowed to resume their trip.
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