State trooper involved in crash

By Stephen Gallien - email

CLOVERDALE, AL (WAFF) - A state trooper escaped serious injury after crashing during a pursuit in Lauderdale County.

State Trooper Paul Puckett crashed his patrol car while heading eastbound on Lauderdale County Road 8 approximately seven miles north of Florence.

Puckett's patrol car was the only vehicle involved in the crash.  He was taken to Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital for observation and later released.

The crash is still under investigation.

No word if the driver being pursued was ever captured.

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