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Trussville accident kills one and injures five

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One man is dead, and five others - including three children are in the hospital following a Trussville car accident. It happened Sunday afternoon on Interstate 59 at the 141 exit. Traffic was stopped for hours as crews worked to clear the scene.

Fire crews tell us, this was a single car crash. Lifesaver was called for the man who was badly injured, but by the time they arrived, it was too late. People who waited along the interstate tell us, they were saddened by what they saw.

"It's terrible," Frances Moore, who was traveling from Mississippi said. "It's awful. I wouldn't wish it on anybody."

A Sunday afternoon turned into tragedy for a man, two women and three children traveling I-59 South in Trussville. Their SUV rolled over into the North bound lane - sending their car seats, blankets, and dolls across the pavement. 

The Trussville Fire Battalion Chief tells us, the man died while rescue crews extricated him from the SUV. The two women and three children were transported to an area hospital with minor injuries - mostly cuts and bruises. 

The accident kept traffic along I-59 North at a standstill and drivers tell us, it took quite a while just to get to the exit. Then they waited in bumper to bumper traffic throughout Trussville. 

"I kept hoping no one was hurt," Elizabeth Folsom, a driver said.

A driver traveling from Mississippi told us, she sat in traffic for over an hour.

"We were about out of gas, and we were wondering if we could get to a gas station pretty quick because we were trying to get to Gadsden," Moore said.

"It's sad," Folsom said. "I just hope nobody was hurt very very bad."

"Your heart really goes out to the family, you just hate to hear anything like that happening," Ryan Threatt, a driver told us. "It happens too much and you just wish that we could keep it from happening again."

Police have not yet released the ages or names of the crash victims or the cause of the accident. 


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