UPDATE: News release from Saraland PD:
On July 24, 2021 at approximately 8:20pm Saraland Police Department Traffic Homicide Division, responded Highway 45 at mile marker 16 in Saraland, Alabama in reference to a traffic crash with fatalities. Judy Cantey, a 73 year old, white female from Citronelle, Alabama and Opal Turner, a 62 year old, white female also from Citronelle, Alabama, were headed north on Highway 45. They were traveling in a 2013 Toyota Highlander and were struck head on by a 2017 Dodge Ram traveling south on Highway 45. Both and Judy Cantey and Opal Turner, who were in the same vehicle and pronounced deceased shortly after the traffic crash. The case is currently being investigated by the Saraland Traffic Homicide Division and no more information will be released at this time.
UPDATE 7/25/21: From Saraland PD sent just before midnight Saturday evening: Highway 45 is open again in both directions
UPDATE (10:08 p.m. 7/24/21): Saraland Police have released details on a major crash that happened on Highway 45 just north of Arden Road.
At about 8:25 p.m. Saturday, July 24, Saraland Police responded to a multiple injury, two-vehicle crash on US Highway 45 just south of Arden Road. Victims were transported to local area hospitals.
The crash closed Highway 45 in both directions during the investigation. Anyone traveling Highway 45 in either direction should use an alternate route. Updates, including when Highway 45 is open to motor vehicle traffic again, will be released as they become available.
EIGHT MILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A major crash on Highway 45 just north of Arden Road is affecting traffic along the highway.
Major injury has been reported. WKRG News 5 is working to get more details on the crash.