Motorcycle rider dies after police chase

Published 05/30 2014 11:16PM

Updated 05/30 2014 11:21PM

The motorcycle the man killed was riding lies at busy intersection while police investigate
The motorcycle the man killed was riding lies at busy intersection while police investigate
A man was killed Friday after losing control of his motorcycle that was being pursued by police officers. The wreck occurred at the intersection of West Main Street and Brannon Stand Road. The man was taken to nearby Flowers Hospital where he was pronounced dead by Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd.

No official statement has been issued by agencies involved but it’s believed the motorcycle was observed in Headland traveling at speeds of about 130 miles per hour. Police apparently lost sight of the bike temporarily but it was spotted again a few minutes later. That led to the pursuit that culminated in the crash that occurred about 7:00 pm.

Byrd said his understanding is the motorcycle may hit a pothole in the road causing the driver to lose control and wreck his bike. Byrd said the identity of the victim can’t be released at this time because the next of kin has not been notified. He said the man was not a resident of the Dothan area.

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