Southbound traffic reopened on Highway 231 after police chase ends in fiery crash

UPDATED: Both southbound lanes of Highway 231 have been cleared according to ALEA.

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Both southbound lanes of U.S. 231 are currently closed near Alabama 109 after a two-car crash.

According to ALEA, the crash was a result of a police chase.

Dothan Police tells WDHN that the chase began as a traffic stop for an alleged stolen car, the vehicle is believed to have been stolen out of Leon County, Florida.

The chase started near the Walmart on South Oates St. and continued near the Florida-Alabama state line.

The eluding vehicle crashed into a truck at the intersection of Highway 109 and Highway 231.

The truck overturned with two people inside the vehicle, both were treated on scene for minor injuries according to RSN.

The eluding vehicle continued down HWY 231 but caught on fire, police later pulled the driver from the burning vehicle.

At this time, the driver of the burning vehicle suffered injuries and has been taken to a Dothan hospital.

It is unclear what charges they will face once they are released from the hospital.

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