Florida Sheriff's Deputy Dies in Car Chase in South Alabama

GENEVA, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a Holmes County, Florida, sheriff's deputy was killed Monday night in a single-vehicle crash as he tried to catch a speeding motorist just across the line in Alabama near Geneva.

According to Geneva County Coroner Max Motley and the Holmes County Sheriff's Office, Joe Galloway had been patrolling in the New Hope community and lost control of his patrol car on rural Yancy Road. He hit a tree and overturned.

No information was available about the other vehicle that was being chased.

Geneva County District Attorney Kirke Adams says authorities are still investigating and an autopsy has been scheduled.

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