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Motorcycle chase leads to fatal crash in Mojave

Posted at 10:44 PM, Dec 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-16 01:44:05-05

MOJAVE, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol's Mojave office said a high-speed chase involving a stolen motorcycle in Mojave lead to one person dead Saturday night.

CHP said they received a tip about a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed Saturday around 8:20 p.m. An officer found the motorcycle and attempted to make a stop but the officer lost sight of the motorcycle. CHP said the motorcycle was traveling at least 100 MPH.

The officer then found the motorcycle at the intersection of Highway 58 and Highway 14 after it had crashed into a guardrail.

The male operator of the motorcycle is believed to be from the Lancaster area. He suffered major injuries and was airlifted to the hospital. A female passenger was riding the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene.