Passenger dies in construction zone

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A deadly crash occurred Thursday morning in the Interstate-185 construction zone.

Columbus Police say 35-year-old David Lee Williams, Jr. of Phenix City was the passenger in a Hyundai Electra, which drove into the back of a tractor-trailer around 1:00 a.m.

Police say the big rig was stopped in the right lane of southbound traffic with flashers on to help a stranded motorist.

There's no shoulder on I-185 right now, between Saint Mary's Road and Victory Drive.

The condition of the driver in the Hyundai Electra is not known at this time.