MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- A Whistler man has died more than a week after he was injured in crash on Interstate 65 in Mobile.

On Monday, May 13, investigators said Curtis Lee Bettis, 58, was driving a Nissan Altima southbound on I-65 when it merged into the middle lane and made contact with an SUV. According to police, the impact caused the Nissan to spin out of control and it crashed into an 18-wheeler that was parked on the right shoulder of the interstate.

Bettis and the front-seat passenger were ejected through the driver-side door. A third passenger was also injured.

All three were taken to a hospital and Bettis died from his injuries on Wednesday, May 22.

Police said this is the 17th crash-related death of 2019 in Mobile.

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- A serious accident this morning on Interstate 65 South in Mobile, between the Springhill Avenue and Dauphin Street exits, involves multiple vehicles.

The travel lanes were blocked by accident vehicles and emergency vehicles, as of 7:40 a.m. Traffic was passing slowly on the left shoulder.

UPDATE: As of 8:30 a.m., the left two southbound travel lanes were reopened as crews worked to clear the accident scene.

The extent of possible injuries was not immediately clear, but there was a report of possible ejection.

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