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Motorcyclist dies in Independence

Staff Writer
The Examiner

A motorcyclist fleeing from a traffic stop in Independence crashed and died late Friday night.

Police say they had stopped the driver of a Honda, and that driver took off. Police did not say if they gave chase. The motorcyclist went at what police said was a high speed and then, near U.S. 24 and Arlington in the northwest corner of the city, went off the road. The motorcycle overturned, struck a fence and struck a building.

Police have not released the person’s name.

– Examiner staff