FLORENCE — A motorcyclist was killed in an overnight wreck in Sheffield after he fled when police tried to make a traffic stop, officials said.

The driver's name has not been released.

The incident happened shortly before 1 a.m., when Florence police attempted to stop someone who was driving recklessly on a motorcycle, police Sgt. Robbie Howard said.

The bike struck a guardrail on Hatch Boulevard near the Alabama Trooper post, Howard said.

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