Center Point man identified following deadly Trussville police chase

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CENTER POINT, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the motorcycle driver who was killed following a police chase Tuesday morning in Center Point.

Rodney Drake Key, 30, of Center Point was killed after he struck an SUV and was thrown from his bike at 23rd Avenue NW and Center Point Parkway on Tuesday.

According to Sgt. Joni Money with Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Trussville police began chasing a motorcycle at 11:31 a.m. after attempting to stop the driver for not having a tag. The chase began and officers called off the chase once they hit the Center Point area, according to the Trussville Police Department.

The driver continued through the area and then struck an SUV, causing the driver to be thrown from the bike. The chase concluded at 23rd Avenue NW and Center Point Parkway.

Both Trussville PD and JCSO are investigating. Law enforcement officials say they found what appears to be illegal drugs and a firearm at the location of the crash.

Stay with CBS 42 as this story develops.

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