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Motorcyclist who died after crash during chase is identified

June 7, 2019

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a motorcyclist who died at a hospital after colliding with a car during a pursuit by state troopers on the west side of Grand Island.

The Grand Island Police Department said Friday the man’s been identified as 27-year-old Matthew Bradshaw. He lived in Grand Island.

The Nebraska State Patrol says troopers tried to pull over a motorcyclist later identified as Bradshaw around 12:10 a.m. Wednesday for going 80 mph (128.7 kph) in a 50 mph (80.5 kph) zone. He sped away and exceeded more than 100 mph (170 kph) during what the patrol says was a five-minute chase.

The chase ended when the motorcycle and car collided at a U.S. Highway 281 intersection. The car driver wasn’t injured.

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