12 people injured in I-65 North accident in Calera

Police and rescue workers on the scene of a accident on Interstate 65 North in Calera. (

UPDATE: Twelve people were injured in a one-vehicle wreck involving a van. The van was heading to Birmingham from Montgomery when the accident happened. Calera Police were forced to shutdown the northbound side of Interstate 65, causing a back up for approximately five miles.

The passengers of the van have been transported to different hospitals. The extent of their injuries are unknown.


Emergency crews are on the scene of a wreck on I-65 North in Calera, near mile marker 228. Information is limited, but it appears a utility van has flipped on its side, causing traffic to back up for miles.

It is unknown at this time if anyone is injured, although several ambulances and rescue workers were present on the scene. Calera Police officers are also on site investigating the accident.

ABC 33/40 has a crew at the scene and will continue to keep you updated.