Man dies during chase of motorcycle near Springfield

4 years 5 days 10 hours ago Thursday, May 14 2015 May 14, 2015 Thursday, May 14, 2015 8:43:00 AM CDT May 14, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that killed a motorcyclist who was fleeing from a sheriff's deputy near Springfield.

The Greene County Sheriff's Office says the chase began early Wednesday when a deputy tried to stop 45-year-old Allen Grisham for traffic violations in Springfield. Authorities say Grisham fled on his motorcycle, which crashed into a tractor-trailer truck just outside Springfield city limits.

The Springfield News-Leader reports only one deputy was involved in the chase, which lasted about two miles before the crash.

The name of the deputy was not released.

 

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