Motorcycle chase leads to deadly crash in Renton

Motorcycle chase leads to deadly crash in Renton

Credit: KING

Troopers say a man riding a stolen motorcycle crashed and was killed following a pursuit in Renton, Wash., Jan. 23, 2014.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 23 at 10:24 AM

A 44-year-old man was killed in Renton Thursday morning after crashing a stolen motorcycle while trying to evade state troopers.

It happened around 1:20 a.m. on State Route 169.

The Washington State Patrol said the motorcycle driver was traveling at high speed and failed to stop for a trooper on SR 169, leading to a pursuit.

During the chase, the motorcycle driver diverted onto the Cedar River Trail which parallels the highway. The driver hit a pole, was thrown from his motorcycle and was killed at the scene.

WSP said the motorcycle was stolen from Lacey.

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