1 taken to hospital following high-speed chase on Hwy. 79 - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

1 taken to hospital following high-speed chase on Hwy. 79

Authorities closed Highway 79 Sunday afternoon. (Source: WAFF) Authorities closed Highway 79 Sunday afternoon. (Source: WAFF)
A view of the truck that was pursued. (Source: s81p/Twitter) A view of the truck that was pursued. (Source: s81p/Twitter)
SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) -

A high-speed chase led to the shutdown of all lanes of Highway 79 south of Scottsboro Sunday afternoon.

Backups built quickly when authorities closed all lanes of the highway.

Police said the driver was finally stopped when he crashed into another vehicle.

Authorities said the driver involved in the chase requested to go to the hospital but was not badly hurt.

Crews began to open the highway back up to traffic shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday.

No word yet on why the suspect fled.

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