UPDATE 4:12 PM: Mobile Police confirm two vehicles were involved in the crash. In one of the vehicles, two people were found dead.
In a statement, MPD told News 5:
“The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of vehicle two was traveling south on I-65 when the driver of vehicle one who was entering the interstate from eastbound Airport Boulevard lost control of his vehicle causing his vehicle to stall before it was struck by vehicle two. The driver of vehicle two was able to exit the vehicle after it became engulfed in fire. The driver of vehicle two was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The deceased driver of vehicle one has been identified as 38-year-old Ronald Jones and the deceased passenger’s identity will not be disclosed at this time, pending notification of their next of kin.
The driver of vehicle two showed no signs of impairment. This is an ongoing investigation.”
UPDATE 8:30 AM: According to the ALGO traffic map the wreck from I-65 has been cleared.
ORIGINAL STORY: MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Mobile Police and Mobile Fire Rescue are responding after a significant crash on I-65 Southbound early Saturday morning. It happened at about 4 Saturday morning on I-65 southbound between Airport Boulevard and Dauphin Street.
The ALGO Traffic map indicates it was a crash involving a vehicle fire on the Interstate. I-65 is closed southbound in that area just north and south of Airport Boulevard. It’s not clear what may have led to the crash or how many people may have been hurt. We’ve reached out to Mobile Fire Rescue and officials with the Mobile Police Department for more information and are waiting to hear back.