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Patrol says motorcyclist died after crash during pursuit

June 5, 2019

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

The Nebraska State Patrol said in a news release that troopers tried to pull over the motorcyclist 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 patrol says the motorcyclist died later at a Grand Island hospital. The car driver wasn’t injured.

The names of those involved haven’t been released.

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