Florence police officer dies in crash

'Officer Novak served this community with pride and professionalism for over 20 years,' the department said.

Posted: Aug 9, 2020 11:06 AM
Updated: Aug 10, 2020 8:33 AM

UPDATE: In a news release on Sunday, Alabama State Troopers said the wreck involved two vehicles and happened at 10:53 p.m. on Saturday.

Troopers say off-duty Florence Police Officer Jason Novak, 51, was killed when the vehicle he was driving collided with another. Novak was taken to the North Alabama Medical Center in Florence, where he died from his injuries. The other driver was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Florence Police Officer Jason Novak

The wreck happened on Pine Street near the University of North Alabama campus. Troopers continue to investigate.

FROM EARLIER:

The Florence Police Department reports that one of its officers died in a late Saturday night car crash.

Officer Jason Novak was not on duty when the incident occurred, according to the department.

“Officer Novak served this community with pride and professionalism for over 20 years,” the department said.

"Please keep Jason's family and our department in your prayers during this difficult time."

Details on the crash have not been released.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and WAAYTV.com online for updates.

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