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Huntsville police officer hospitalized after wreck has died

Huntsville Police Officer Keith Earle died Monday morning after a wreck late last month.

Posted: Apr 9, 2018 2:45 PM
Updated: Apr 10, 2018 10:31 AM

A Huntsville Police Department officer who was involved in a wreck late last month has died.

A spokesperson with the Huntsville Police Department confirms 46-year-old Keith Earle died at the hospital on Monday.


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Earle was involved in a head-on collision March 26 at Pulaski Pike and Grizzard Road while on-duty. As of April 4, he was still in Huntsville Hospital and police said at the time he was in stable condition.

It's unclear whether Earle died from injuries sustained in the wreck or some other medical reason. At last check, the wreck was still under investigation.

Earle was a 25-year veteran of the Huntsville Police Department.

The Huntsville Police Department sent out the following statement: "Officer Earle proudly served as a Huntsville Police Officer for just under 26 years. We are attempting to get answers to many questions that we all have. We will be respecting the family’s wishes during this time so please be patient as we know everyone has questions surrounding these circumstances."

“Eula and I are praying for the family of Officer Keith Earle and everyone in the Huntsville Police Department," said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle in a statement. "We offer our deepest condolences as our community mourns his loss and remembers his service.”

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