BECKER COUNTY, Minnesota — A man died Friday night after fleeing a police officer and crashing his motorcycle in northwestern Minnesota.
According to the Becker County Sheriff’s Office, the officer saw the motorcyclist traveling south on Becker County Highway 29 and attempted to stop him near the intersection of County Highway 54.
When the officer turned on the emergency lights, the motorcyclist took off at high speed, the sheriff’s office says.
The trooper later found the motorcycle about 1.5 miles south; he had left the highway and the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident is under investigation.
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