I85 Fatality


January 9, 2014


On January 9th, 2014 at approximately 10:37 A.M., members of the Opelika Police Department and Opelika Fire Department responded to the area of the 63 ½ mile marker on Interstate 85, in reference to a single vehicle crash.  A 1995 Chevrolet Lumina passenger car was traveling North on I-85.  The vehicle left the roadway striking the cable median divider.  The vehicle subsequently over turned ejecting the female driver with both the vehicle and driver coming to rest in the inside lane for the Northbound traffic.  The driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.  The driver was subsequently pronounced deceased by Lee County Coroner, Bill Harris.  The driver was a white female approximately 49 years of age.  The name of the driver is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin.  The cause of the accident is currently under investigation by the Opelika Police Department with the assistance of the Lee County Coroner’s Office.