Patrol says motorcyclist died after crash during pursuit
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.