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Huntsville police officer injured in wreck on Interstate 565

A police officer was taken to Huntsville Hospital. He has since been released with a minor head injury.

Posted: Feb. 11, 2019 7:50 PM
Updated: Feb. 12, 2019 1:13 PM

UPDATE: (9:30 p.m.) Interstate 565 is back open.

According to Lt. Johnson with Huntsville police, the officer was working a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 565 eastbound near Glenn Hearn, just after 7 p.m.


The patrol car that was hit

Johnson said the officer was protecting the scene in the far left lane with his vehicle's blue police lights flashing while crews worked to remove a wrecked vehicle. While the officer was working on paperwork in his patrol vehicle, Johnson says a vehicle going eastbound hit him from behind, and a secondary vehicle then struck the first vehicle.

According to Johnson, the only injuries were to the Huntsville police officer, and they are non-life-threatening. He is expected to be released from the hospital soon.

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Interstate 565 eastbound is shut down at Exit 8, the exit for Huntsville International Airport, following a wreck that happened around 7:30 p.m. Monday. 

According to Don Webster with Huntsville Emergency Medical Services Inc, a Huntsville police officer was involved in the wreck and was taken to Huntsville Hospital.

Lt. Michael Johnson with Huntsville police said the officer was hit from behind and has non-life-threatening injuries.

WAAY 31 has a reporter at the scene and will provide updates.

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