Officials: Motorcyclist who fled police killed in wrong-way crash

(AP) -- State police say a motorcyclist who fled from troopers has died after a wrong-way crash involving another vehicle.

Troopers initially tried to stop the motorcyclist on Route 80 in Totowa around 2:50 a.m. Sunday. But they chose not to pursue the rider after the person drove off at a high rate of speed.

Authorities learned later Sunday morning that the motorcyclist had collided with a car. A preliminary investigation found the motorcyclist was driving the wrong way in the highway's westbound lanes when the bike hit a car.

The motorcycle driver was killed in the accident. The car's driver suffered minor injuries.

The name of the motorcyclist has not been released.

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