Traffic accidents cause big delays on Sunday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I-65 was no safe place on Sunday.

Packed with traffic throughout the day with holiday travelers, Alabama State Troopers, Butler County Sheriff's deputies and Greenville police worked at least six accidents on the interstate, including two where there were injuries.

&#8220It was really bad out there,” said Greenville police spokesman Lt. Anthony Barganier.

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Because of the accidents, much of I-65 through Butler County slowed to crawl.

Henry Greenhill of Prattville was injured when his 2003 Hyundai was involved in an accident with Eva Bishop of Fairhope. The accident occurred at 3:06 p.m. near the 119-mile marker. Earlier that day, at 12:55 p.m., Eleanor Elabida of Newport, R.I., was injured in a one-vehicle accident at the 139-mile marker.

Troopers also worked a one-vehicle accident on County Road 25 involving a Greenville man. James Honaker was injured in the accident. He was driving a 2002 Ford.

Two vehicles were involved in separate accidents at the 137-mile marker, and a pair of additional crashes happened at 3:15 p.m. and 5:55 p.m., but no injuries were reported on either occasion.