Two people are now dead in another instance where a rider has decided that it’s better to lead police on a high-speed chase than pull over for a traffic stop.
The events leading up to the crash started in Wellington, Utah around 11:00 p.m. on July 28, 2011 when Carbon County police tried to stop a bullet bike that was speeding on Main Street. Rather than pull over, the rider led police on a chase that reached speeds over 95 miles per hour before officers called off the chase.
Later that evening Carbon County Sheriff’s Office deputies saw the bullet bike and attempted to pull it over again. The rider, and his passenger, led police on another chase – this time at speeds as high as 130 mph – before the police, once again, ended the chase around 2:00 a.m.
About an hour later a crew member from the Union Pacific railroad called police to report two bodies near the tracks at 400 West in Wellington. It was the two riders from the bullet bike. Police speculate that the driver couldn’t make the turn, crashed, and that both riders died on impact. A train was not involved in the accident.
The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and has not released the names of the victims.
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