Motorcyclist Dies in Crash While Fleeing From Police in Chula Vista

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Chula Vista Friday night as he fled from police officers who were trying to pull him over for speeding, officials said.

At around 9:40 p.m., officers with the Chula Vista Police Department (CVPD) tried to stop the motorcyclist on Hunte Parkway because he was driving the wrong way.

CVPD Lt. John Autolino said the man refused to stop and instead continued riding his motorcycle westbound on Otay Lakes Road at a high rate of speed.

As the motorcyclist approached southbound State Route 125 overpass, he lost control and crashed into the back of a truck in traffic. Autolino said the man was critically injured and died in the crash.

No one else was hurt.

Westbound Otay Lakes Road was shut down to traffic for several hours from SR-125 following the deadly collision.

No further details were released.

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