Ohio woman dies in wreck on I-65 north of Bay Minette


BAY MINETTE — An Ohio woman was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a tractor-trailer early Sunday morning on I-65 north of Bay Minette.

According to a release issued Monday by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, 30-year-old Ciara Cole O’hara of Cincinnati was fatally injured when a 2002 Freightliner, driven by David H. Leon, 45, of San Benito, Texas, struck the 2006 Lexus ES she was driving.

The two-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 3:09 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 at near the 38-mile marker of I-65, approximately seven miles north of the Bay Minette city limits.

Troopers with the ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.