Driver trying to merge onto I-65 NB at Government Boulevard dies after crashing into other vehicle


MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A woman lost her life in a traffic crash that happened while she was trying to merge onto I-65 northbound at Government Boulevard Monday evening.

Mobile police responded to a traffic crash I-65 NB at Government Boulevard at about 6:51 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2. When officers arrived, they found a woman unresponsive in a car. Police identified her as Sarah Y. Cooper, 45, and she was pronounced deceased on the scene. 

Police’s preliminary investigation revealed Cooper was trying to merge onto I-65 NB from Government Boulevard eastbound when she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

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