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Evergreen man dies in motorcycle crash trying to elude police

A crash occurred involving a motorcycle and a parked vehicle at approximately 7:25 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, which has claimed the life of an Evergreen man. While attempting to elude law enforcement Joseph Raphael Novelli, 35, was fatally injured when the 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle he was operating left the roadway, struck two mailboxes, and then struck a parked Conecuh County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle.


The crash occurred on U.S. 31, approximately three miles south of McKenzie, in Butler County. Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.

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