Man driving on wrong side of I-59 dies in 4-car crash Monday

Fatal Crash

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A man driving on the wrong side of Interstate 59 died in the wake of a four-vehicle crash Monday afternoon.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Highway Patrol Division troopers said 72-year-old Robert Tannehill died when the pickup he was driving collided head-on with a car.

The car’s driver and her 2-year-old passenger, who was not restrained properly, were transported to a nearby hospital. Their injuries are unknown.

Two other vehicles were affected by the collision.

Tannehill was traveling north in the southbound lanes on Interstate 59 near the 116-mile marker, about 3 miles south of Hueytown. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators are trying to determine why Tannehill was driving on the wrong side of the interstate.

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