Motorcyclist dies in accident

BESSEMER, AL (WBRC) - BESSEMER, AL (WBRC) - A 19-year-old motorcyclist from Hueytown died Tuesday afternoon in Bessemer.

Police say the rider collided with an SUV while running a red light at the intersection of 8th Ave North and 18th Street North. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses tell FOX6 the motorcycle was traveling at an excessive speed.

His identity is withheld until authorities notify his immediate family.

Minutes prior to the accident, police say he was involved in a chase with Hueytown Police.

According to Bessemer Police, Hueytown Police terminated the chase near Jack's at 1800 19th St North, which is about 10 blocks before the accident.

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