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DC deadly motorcycle crash occurs during police chase



A tragic motorbike accident occurred in Northeast, DC on Monday morning after a police pursuit.

According to the police, the chase started at 1:46 a.m. when MPD officers observed a driver they thought might be wanted in relation to a murder.

Police pursued the suspect for almost an hour, finally giving up the chase at 2:48 a.m. around 6th and Penn Street.


U.S. Park Police officers reportedly kept looking for the man, who MPD stated was just wanted for questioning in relation to a recent homicide, according to reports.

The driver wrecked in the 2600 block of Benning Road at 3:02 a.m. while pursuing the motorcyclist down the Benning Road corridor.

Authorities pronounced the driver dead at the spot.


According to police, they found drugs and a gun in the vicinity.

The situation is still being looked into.


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