Two Athens men were injured — one critically — following an early-morning two-vehicle wreck today on Interstate 65, three miles south of Athens.
Maxwell Amrein, 22, was flown by MedFlight helicopter to Huntsville Hospital, where he is listed in critical but stable condition with a head injury Thursday afternoon, a source said.
Andrew Hammond, 21, was taken by ambulance to Athens-Limestone Hospital, where his condition was not yet available.
State troopers said the vehicles collided about 5:30 a.m. near mile marker 348, and that one of the vehicles caught fire.
The north and southbound lanes of I-65 were closed while emergency workers responded and the wreckage cleared.
Check www.enewscourier.com for an update on their conditions.