Police: Florence man killed after leading officers on chase, hitting guard rail

Police say the driver refused to stop.

Posted: Feb 20, 2020 6:31 AM
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 9:43 AM

UPDATE: Florence police say just before 1 a.m. Thursday, officers tried to stop a reckless motorcycle in the downtown area. They say the driver refused to stop and kept driving across O’Neal Bridge.

According to police, the motorcycle hit a guard rail on Hatch Boulevard near the Alabama State Trooper Post.

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FROM EARLIER:

According to state troopers, a Florence man was killed in a wreck Thursday morning.

It happened on Hatch Boulevard in Sheffield.

State troopers said 32-year-old Tab Waddell lost control of his motorcycle around 12:30 a.m. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

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