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Man dies after motorcycle crashes while trying to evade police on city’s northwest side

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man died after a motorcycle crash on the northwest side of Indianapolis late Wednesday night.

According to Indianapolis Metropolitan police, the crash happened around 11:30 p.m. near West 56th and Guion Road.

IMPD said an officer saw the motorcycle run a red light and tried to pull it over. However, the motorcycle didn’t stop and sped off. The officer activated his emergency lights, but the motorcycle continued at speeds of more than 100 mph. The officer elected not to continue the pursuit but notified dispatchers of the speeding motorcycle.

A second officer spotted the motorcycle as it continued to travel at a high rate of speed, and didn’t pursue on the order of his supervisor, the officer who’d originally spotted it.

The officers later noticed debris on the road and saw Indianapolis Fire Department personnel treating the motorcyclist, who’d crashed into a guardrail near an IFD station at Kessler Boulevard and Knollton.

The 35-year-old rider was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital, where he later died.