A Florence man is dead after refusing to stop for Florence Police early Thursday morning.
According to Florence Police, they attempted to stop a reckless motorcycle in the downtown area. The driver, later identified as 32-year-old Tab Kennedy Waddell, refused to stop and fled across O’Neal Bridge on US 43/Hatch Boulevard in Sheffield.
Waddell lost control of his 1998 Harley Davidson Motorcycle and struck a guardrail. He was transported to Helen Keller Hospital and was pronounced dead by hospital staff.
ALEA State Troopers are currently investigating the crash.