1 killed, 2 injured in wreck after brief police chase in Huntsville


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police closed Old Monrovia Road following a wreck in which one person died and two others were injured. The wreck happened Thursday around 11:40 a.m.

The road was closed between Wayne Road and Perimeter Parkway, according to police.

Lt. Michael Johnson with Huntsville Police tell us the situation started as a traffic stop for a switched license plate. They say the officer gave chase, but was called off because of heavy traffic. A short time later, HPD received a call about a wreck and it involved the car that was being pursued.

Investigators tell us the two people inside the vehicle in question were ejected in the wreck. One of them died, the other was rushed to the hospital. There was another vehicle involved in the wreck. The woman inside that vehicle was injured but is expected to survive.

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