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Troopers shoot, kill man on Interstate 65

EVERGREEN, AL (WSFA) - WSFA 12 News has confirmed a motorist on Interstate 65 is dead after being shot by an Alabama state trooper. Investigators say the man tried to run down the trooper, who was struck and injured in the incident.

The incident started around 1:15pm Thursday when the Evergreen State Trooper Post received a call about a reckless driver traveling northbound on I-65. The caller said the vehicle had rammed another vehicle from behind and continued driving.

Two troopers responded to the scene north of Evergreen in Conecuh County, located the vehicle, and attempted to stop it. The officers followed the suspect for approximately 10 miles before they were able to pull him over near the 105 mile marker. 

When one of the troopers approached the vehicle on foot, investigators say the driver stepped on the gas, hit the trooper and pinned him against the patrol car. The officer was then thrown onto the hood of the suspect's vehicle.

Troopers fired at the man, who was not immediately identified as he crossed the median into the southbound lanes of the interstate. The shots fatally wounded the man.

Authorities say the trooper, who was also not identified, was transported to Evergreen Hospital for treatment. His injuries are considered nonlife-threatening.

The incident remains under investigation at this time. WSFA 12 News will have more information as it becomes available.

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