One killed in overnight I565 accident

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Huntsville Police spokesperson, Lt. Michael Johnson says one person was killed in a early morning accident on I565.

A man, following his wife home, traveling west on I565 encountered 21-year-old Juan Perez who was traveling east in the westbound lanes.

The woman was able to swerve and avoid Mr. Perez causing only their driver side mirrors to strike each other. Her husband attempted to avoid a collision with Mr. Perez but was unable to do so and they struck head-on.

Perez was killed in the collision. The woman’s husband suffered serious injuries and was transported to Huntsville Hospital where he is currently in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

The accident occurred shortly after midnight.

Johnson says It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved. 

There are no charges expected to be filed in the case.

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