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Chase nets motorcyclist-killing truck driver

A deadly hit-and-run collision triggered a high-speed police pursuit on the 101 Freeway.

March 18, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A deadly hit-and-run collision triggered a high-speed police pursuit on the 101 Freeway.

The California Highway Patrol says the chase started in Oxnard when a truck driver changed northbound lanes near the Del Norte Rd. exit and struck a motorcyclist.

The driver kept going, but an off-duty officer trailed him and called 911.

The suspect swerved to avoid spike strips in Santa Barbara, rear-ended a CHP cruiser and wound up in the center divider.

He was Tasered and arrested after a short foot chase. The CHP officer wasn't hurt.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not identified.


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