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NEW INFORMATION: I-65 fatal accident closed northbound traffic
New information about the portion of I-65 north bound in Baldwin County that was shut down after at deadly crash.
The crash happened on the W-K Wilson Junior Bridge commonly known as the Dolly Parton Bridge at about 2 pm Thursday.
State troopers say the driver of a tractor trailer was killed when the truck he was driving hit the back of a freightliner that was stopped for another crash.
Both trucks caught fire after the crash.
Extreme heat caused damage to the concrete on the bridge.
There is also some damage to an outside girder.
A local contractor is working on the bridge.
One lane of the bridge is expected to reopen Sunday by 3 pm at the latest.
At some point, the bridge will need to be closed in the future for further repairs.
He urges motorists to have patience when traveling on the bridge, saying "everything that can be done is being done."
The driver of the freightliner suffered non-life threatening injuries.
A third vehicle suffered minor damage from crash debris.
Crews spent hours on the scene of the crash shutting down lanes on the interstate and rerouting drivers.
The bridge won't be reopened until after the Alabama Department of Transportation inspects the structure and it is deemed safe.