Alabama man running from police killed when SUV strikes trees

Published 1:13 pm Sunday, April 30, 2023

An Alabama man trying to flee police was killed early Sunday when his SUV left the roadway and struck several trees, state troopers reported.

The single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 1:50 a.m. Sunday, and claimed the life of a Scottsboro, Alabama, man.

Luke F. Crockett, 33, was fatally injured when the 2007 Jeep Liberty that he was driving left the roadway and struck multiple trees, troopers said.

Investigators said Crockett was not using his seat belt at the time of crash, was ejected and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Crockett was attempting to elude a Scottsboro Police Officer at the time of crash, which occurred on Jackson County 21 near McClendon Drive, approximately 200 feet north of Scottsboro, in Jackson County.