Auburn woman dies in auto collision with tractor-trailer carrying jet fuel

Auburn woman dies in auto collision with tractor-trailer carrying jet fuel

LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - An Auburn woman involved in a multi-vehicle collision on July 25 has died.

20-year-old Cassidy Meadows was killed instantly when her Kia vehicle was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer carrying jet fuel on I-85.

According to police, Meadows was stopped in traffic due to another accident several miles ahead of her on the highway when the tractor-trailer did not stop, striking Meadows' vehicle and two others.

The collision reportedly drove Meadows into the bridge support of exit 51, pinning her into the wreckage.

Meadows was pronounced dead on the scene by Lee County Coroner Bill Harris shortly before 1:00 p.m. CST due to multiple blunt force impact injuries.

The Auburn Fire Department worked for three hours to remove Meadows from her vehicle due to the severity of the damage.

At least four other occupants from the other two vehicles were taken to the East Alabama Medical Center for treatment. Their condition is unknown at this time.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured and the jet fuel was not spilled.

The northbound lane of I-85 was closed for several hours as the wreckage was cleared and the jet fuel was offloaded from the tractor-trailer.

The accident is remaining under investigation by the Auburn Police Department and the Lee County Coroner's Office.

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