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    Pursuit on Bay Bridge Ends With Deadly Crash

    A motorcycle rider fleeing authorities on the Bay Bridge Tuesday morning died after crashing near the Fremont Street exit in San Francisco, according to the California Highway Patrol. Sam Brock reports. (Published Tuesday, April 30, 2019)

    A man who fatally crashed his motorcycle Tuesday morning on the Bay Bridge following a pursuit with the California Highway Patrol has been identified by the San Francisco medical examiner's office as Jose Vargas.

    Around 7:30 a.m., a CHP officer initially tried to stop Vargas, 36, in the westbound lanes near the toll plaza for speeding and not having his license plate displayed, CHP Officer Bert Diaz said.

    Vargas fled shortly thereafter but crashed his motorcycle into a box truck just east of Fremont Street on the San Francisco side of the bridge, according to Diaz.

    Vargas, a San Francisco resident, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital.

    Pursuit on Bay Bridge Ends With Deadly Crash

    [BAY] Pursuit on Bay Bridge Ends With Deadly Crash

    A motorcycle rider fleeing authorities on the Bay Bridge Tuesday morning died after crashing near the Fremont Street exit in San Francisco, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    (Published Tuesday, April 30, 2019)

    No one else was injured during the pursuit or crash, Diaz said.

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