The eastbound lanes of I-565 are closed near exit 1 after a seven-vehicle crash

Huntsville, Ala.

According to Don Webster with Huntsville Emergency Services, crews with Huntsville Fire and Huntsville Police are working the scene with multiple people trapped. Initial reports of the crash were received just after 6:20 a.m

All eastbound lanes of I-565 are closed near exit 1, according to a Huntsville police spokesman. Motorists are asked to avoid the area. The closure does not have an estimated cleanup time as officials are still assessing the scene.

Webster said one person is currently in critical condition. Another person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, an HPD spokesman said. The other two have non-life-threatening injuries.

A second accident happened shortly after the original with traffic backing up. No one was injured in the second accident.

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WAFF currently has a crew en route to the scene.

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