Fleeing Motorcycle Crashes, Killing Driver

6 years 2 months 1 week ago Tuesday, April 17 2012 Apr 17, 2012 Tuesday, April 17, 2012 2:21:39 PM CDT April 17, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

O'FALLON (AP) -- A Minnesota man is dead after wrecking his motorcycle in suburban St. Louis, allegedly while avoiding police.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 24-year-old Bryan Newhouse of Menanga, Minn., died in the crash and a passenger, 29-year-old Kurtis Roghan, also of Menanga, was seriously injured.

The accident happened at 1:16 a.m. Tuesday on Highway K in St. Charles County. A deputy tried to stop Newhouse's motorcycle, which was missing a tail light. Authorities say the motorcycle sped way, reaching speeds of up to 100 mph. The deputy backed away.

But down the road, two other deputies had pulled over a sport utility vehicle. They saw the speeding motorcycle heading toward them, pushed the SUV occupants out of the way and scrambled to safety.

The motorcycle struck the SUV.

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