Woman killed after being thrown from vehicle into Mobile Bay

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A woman was killed when she was thrown from a vehicle into Mobile Bay after an accident on the Bayway.

The accident happened at about 5:30 a.m. Friday near the 35-mile marker on the eastbound Bayway. The woman’s car was stalled off the inside lane when it was struck by a commercial truck.

A search boat recovered her body not long after the accident.

The truck caught on fire after colliding with the vehicle. The driver of the truck was transported to the hospital.

The bridge was shut down as crews worked the scene. Traffic was diverted to the Causeway and was backed up past Broad Street. ALDOT sent an inspector to inspect the bridge for damage.

Both eastbound lanes were open by noon. Crews were cleaning up diesel fuel and motorists may have noticed some damage to the deck due to the fire but the bridge has been inspected and it is safe for traffic.

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