TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident Shuts Down I-10 Westbound Near Grand Bay

UPDATE:  Saturday, March 18th, 2017.

State Troopers say a teenager from Florida has died from this wreck.  From a news release:

A two-vehicle crash Thursday, March 16, has claimed the life of a Jacksonville, Fla., teenager.  The 16-year-old  was critically injured when the 2002 Toyota 4-Runner in which she was a passenger ran off the roadway, struck a median cable and overturned several times.  The teen, who was not using a seat belt, was transported to USA Hospital in Mobile, where she died Friday, March 17.  The driver of the 4-Runner was also injured and transported to USA Hospital for treatment.  The driver of the 2013 Toyota Venza, whose vehicle was damaged by a tire from the 4-Runner, was not injured.  The crash occurred at 7:15 a.m. on Interstate 10 at the four mile marker, 15 miles west of Mobile.  Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

ORIGINAL STORY

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – A traffic accident Thursday morning shut down both lanes of Interstate 10 westbound near the Grand Bay exit.

A map from the Alabama Department of Transportation shows a large back-up near Mile Marker 4 in Alabama.

One victim of the crash was airlifted from the scene to USA Medical Center. There may be other injuries, but it is unknown at this time.

News Five is working to gather more information and will update this story when possible.

 

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