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Man charged with capital murder after shooting on I-20/59 late Thursday

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UPDATE - Police have charged 37 year old Roderick Washington with capital murder in the death of 40 year old Fredrick Blakely.

Police believe they were racing each other on the interstate before they crashed. After the crash, Washington got out of his vehicle and shot Blakely. They don't believe the men knew each other.

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UPDATE - Tuscaloosa County homicide detectives have confirmed one person has died on Interstate 20/59 South near mile marker 100.

Sources tell ABC 33/40 that an altercation between two people happened at another location. Shots were fired and the victim was later found after a crash on the interstate. Investigators say the 40 year old man had at least one gunshot wound to the chest. One other person was transported to the hospital with injuries sustained in the crash.

One person was taken into custody for questioning, but no arrests have been made.

Authorities will release more information at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning.

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