Fatal accident still causing delays on I65 in Fultondale - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Fatal accident still causing delays on I65 in Fultondale

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Traffic is backed up on Interstate 65 Southbound as DOT crews remove a sign bridge truss. 

The truss, just after the Walkers Chapel Road exit in Fultondale, was damaged when a vehicle struck it Tuesday evening. 

An electronic sign on the truss was removed Tuesday night. 

Two people were killed in the accident.  61 year old James Earl Robinson and 65 year old Lois Coleman Robinson died when the vehicle they were in lost control, sped into the median and hit the truss.

A Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy was driving behind the vehicle when the accident happened.  He told ABC 33/40 that the vehicle sped up just before the accident. 

State Troopers are investigating.  No word what may have caused the crash.

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