Man dies in crash during chase with Falkville police officer

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FALKVILLE, Ala. – Alabama State Troopers say a Birmingham man was killed in Morgan County while being pursued by a Falkville police officer.

Troopers say the wreck happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday on Culver Road just inside the Falkville town limit.

Gerald Lee Dukes, 51, died when his vehicle left the road and overturned.  Investigators say Dukes was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown out of the vehicle.

Troopers are investigating the crash.