Motorcyclist dies after pursuit by Oklahoma trooper

Mar 30, 2012

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist has died after a crash during a high-speed pursuit with a state trooper.

Authorities say a state trooper tried to pull over two motorcyclists shortly after 2 a.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 169 in Tulsa County. The patrol says the cyclists left the highway and led troopers on a chase through residential neighborhoods in Broken Arrow.

Authorities say one of the cyclists was able to evade the trooper, but the other driver ran a red light and crashed into a newspaper delivery van.

The highway patrol says the cyclist was wearing a helmet but died on impact. The motorcyclist has not yet been identified.

Authorities did not have any details on the other motorcyclist who evaded the trooper.

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