A horrific crash on a Montgomery area interstate left one person dead and three others injured Wednesday afternoon. Montgomery police said a car cross the median on Interstate 85 north, just past the Perry Hill Road overpass. Police said the driver was killed when he crashed into a sport utility vehicle traveling on I-85 South. Three passengers in the SUP were treated for injuries that were not considered life threatening. The accident shut down all traffic on I-85 South from Ann Street to East Boulevard for several hours. The identity of the deceased driver and the people injured has not been released.
Investigators with Montgomery Fire/Rescue say it was arson that caused extensive fire damage to Flip's Uptown Grill on Atlanta Highway. The popular eatery sustained major damage early Wednesday morning. The owner of Flip's said the restaurant was set to celebrate its 20th anniversary in December. Fire Department Spokesman, Lt. K.O. said investigators found evidence of a burglary and signs the fire was deliberately set. No arrests have been made.
Magic City Classic
The intrastate rivalry between Alabama State and Alabama A&M universities comes to a head Saturday afternoon the two SWAC Conference foes meet in the annual Magic City Classic football game. ASU head Coach Reggie Barlow said A&M brings a blitz-happy top-rated defense into the game. Kickoff for the 72nd annual game is set for 2:30 p.m. at Legion Field in Birmingham.
The second annual Amateur Night at the Apollo is being hosted by Bama State radio on the campus of Alabama State University. The event begins at 7 p.m. tonight at ASU's Lockhart gym. Co-organizer of the event, Octavius Combs, says the show will feature over 20 different acts. Admission for tonight's event is one dollar and the public is invited to attend.