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      Stranded motorist dies after being hit by vehicle on I-65 North in Chilton County

      CHILTON COUNTY, Ala. -- A woman was killed Thursday after being hit by a vehicle while standing outside her disabled vehicle on Interstate 65 North in Chilton County, authorities confirmed to ABC 33/40.

      The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. near mile marker 223 and forced Alabama State Troopers to temporarily shut down all but one lane of the interstate, bringing traffic to a slow crawl. Authorities reopened all lanes of travel around 8 p.m.

      Details regarding the cause of the accident and the woman's identity weren't immediately made available. Watch ABC 33/40 News at 10 p.m. for the latest on this story.

      An investigation remains ongoing.

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