Motorcycle Chase Ends With State Trooper Car Overturned & On Fire

HUNTSVILLE POST — At approximately 3 p.m. Monday, April 13, ALEA State Troopers attempted to stop a red motorcycle on U.S. 72 near Shields Road, in Madison County. The motorcyclist refused to pull over, and Troopers initiated a pursuit. At the intersection of Jordan Lane and Holmes Avenue, an ALEA Trooper vehicle and a Honda Civic collided. The Trooper vehicle overturned and caught fire. Two other vehicles, a Dodge Charger and a Honda Accord, were struck as a result of the first collision. Two ALEA Troopers, the driver of the Accord and a passenger in the Dodge Charger were transported to area hospitals to be treated for injuries. All of the injured have since been released from the hospital with no life-threatening injuries being reported. The motorcyclist evaded arrest, and suspects are being sought.

ALEA’s Traffic Homicide Unit is investigating the crash with the assistance of ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation. Several leads already have been submitted. Anyone with information regarding the crash and suspects are advised to contact the ALEA Huntsville Highway Patrol post at 256-533-4202 or the ALEA Communications Center at 256-353-0631.

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