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Motorcycle rider killed in crash after reportedly fleeing from police on Cape Cod highway



A motorcycle rider was killed in a crash this weekend after allegedly running from police.

According to police, just before 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, a Barnstable Police Department patrol officer attempted to pull a motorcycle over for a traffic violation on Route 28 near Garden Lane in Hyannis. The motorcycle operator then failed to stop for the officer and proceeded to flee north onto Bearse’s Way. Moments later the motorcycle crashed into a vehicle on Bearse’s Way near Enterprise Road.

The operator of the motorcycle was transported to Cape Cod Hospital by a Hyannis Fire Department ambulance, where he was pronounced deceased.

The operator of the vehicle struck by the fleeing motorcycle sustained minor injuries in the accident.

The crash is being investigated by the Cape Cod Regional Law Enforcement Council Crash Reconstruction Team.

The identities of the individuals involved in this incident, including the decedent, are being withheld pending further investigation.

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