Motorcyclist killed in crash during police chase
By Steve Huffman
CLEVELAND ó A motorcyclist was killed early Sunday while involved in an apparent high-speed chase with Cleveland police.
William Michael Scott, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that happened at 1:26 a.m.
His motorcycle, a 2006 Suzuki, was traveling approximately 100 mph when it ran off of Glenn Faust Road, struck a ditch embankment and became airborne before coming to rest atop a house at 4125 Third Creek Church Road.
According to Trooper R.T. Coward of the N.C. Highway Patrol, Scott was traveling west and apparently fled from a license checkpoint at the intersection of U.S. 70 and Old U.S. 70.
He apparently turned right onto Glenn Faust Road, then crashed a short distance away where Glenn Faust intersects with Third Creek Church Road.
Coward said he was not involved in the chase and referred any questions pertaining to the pursuit to the Cleveland Police Department. Calls to the department were not returned Sunday night.
Coward said Scott was pronounced dead at the scene.
Coward said the house that Scott’s motorcycle came to rest atop of was apparently empty. He said Scott was thrown from the motorcycle before it became airborne. An address for Scott was not available Sunday night.
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