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UPDATE: Teen who died in HWY 72 police chase was runaway

UPDATE: Huntsville Police say the teen who was killed after a police chase on Nov. 16 was from the Harris Home and was a runaway. The Lauderdale County Coroner ...
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UPDATE: Huntsville Police say the teen who was killed after a police chase on Nov. 16 was from the Harris Home and was a runaway.

The Lauderdale County Coroner confirmed to WZDX the teen has been identified as Joseph Ashton Aigner.

Police say a case had been generated on Aigner about 40 days after he had turned 18 years old. Aigner reportedly was being transported back from Colbert County to the Harris Home when he ran away.

The teen died as a result of the car crash. Updates will be made as they become available.


Original Story:

A teen is dead after a police chase that ended with a crash early this morning.

Alabama State Troopers say the teen, from Sheffield, was driving a stolen 2018 Mitsubishi Highlander and was heading eastbound on U.S. Highway 72. They were being pursued by multiple agencies. About 2.5 miles west of Rogersville, they say the vehicle suddenly swerved off the road and flipped multiple times.

The teen was thrown from the vehicle. Troopers say the teen was taken to North Alabama Medical Center where he died as a result of his injuries on November 16.

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