UPDATE: 9:30 AM: Daphne Police sent this update about Sunday morning’s crash:

Around 3:30 AM, February 12, 2023, a vehicle traveling westbound around the 37 mm on Interstate 10 crashed into the back of a second vehicle, sending both into the median. The first vehicle went through the barrier into the eastbound lanes, and the driver was ejected. He was then struck by at least one eastbound vehicle. Identification is being withheld pending the notification of his family.

The police chief clarified that the driver who was hit by eastbound traffic was killed. The crash kept the interstate closed for about three hours in both directions Sunday morning.

UPDATE: 8:15 AM ALGO’s traffic map no longer lists the crash on I-10 near the Malbis Exit. It appears the crash has cleared but some traffic congestion may linger. The crash kept the interstate closed for hours in both directions Sunday morning.

ORIGINAL STORY: DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) — A serious crash closes I-10 in both directions before dawn along the Eastern Shore in Baldwin County. The crash happened before 4 a.m. Sunday.

An officer on the scene said it was a fatal crash, and we’re told at least one vehicle crossed from one side of the interstate to the other. Officials with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office and Daphne Police closed the interstate in both directions at least for a time.

Westbound traffic was being diverted at the Malbis exit and eastbound traffic was forced to get off at the Daphne exit, exit 35. No word yet on how many people were hurt or when the crash may be clear. We’ve reached out to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency for more information and are waiting to hear back.