Florence man dies after police chase, crash

Florence man dies after police chase, crash
(Source: KAIT-TV)

SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WAFF) - A Florence man died early Thursday morning in a motorcycle crash in Sheffield after an early morning police chase.

State troopers say it happened on Hatch Boulevard around 12:30 a.m. They also identified the victim as 32-year-old Tab Waddell.

Florence Police have now confirmed that they attempted to stop Waddell for reckless driving near the downtown area. They say he failed to stop and continued across the O’Neal Bridge.

Officials say he crashed his motorcycle into a guardrail. He was taken to Helen Keller Hospital, where he later died.

We’re told Waddell’s motorcycle was the only vehicle involved.

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