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By Ashley Remkus Alabama Media Group, Birmingham

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A longtime Huntsville police officer has died after being involved in an on-duty crash two weeks ago.

Officer Keith Earle was injured in a head-on collision at Pulaski Pike and Grizzard Road on March 26 around 9:30 a.m. Another driver also was injured in the crash. Earle, 46, had been hospitalized since that day.

“It is with great sadness to inform every one of the passing of Officer Keith Earle this afternoon,” Huntsville police said in a news release today. “Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.”

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“Due to the untimely death of our fellow Law Enforcement Officer Keith Earle, I am requesting all sworn HPD Law…

Posted by Huntsville Police Department on Monday, April 9, 2018

Earle worked for HPD for nearly 26 years.

“We are attempting to get answers to many questions that we all have,” the police department news release says. “We will be respecting the family’s wishes during this time so please be patient as we know everyone has questions surrounding these circumstances.”

In a statement, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle said he and his wife are praying for Earle’s family and for HPD.

“We offer our deepest condolences as our community mourns his loss and remembers his service,” the statement says.

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