Motorcyclist, passenger killed in Glendale crash following high-speed chase

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A motorcyclist and his passenger were killed after a high-speed chase with police ended in a violent crash in Glendale. (KABC)

A motorcyclist and his passenger were killed after a high-speed chase with police ended in a violent crash in Glendale.

It all started at about 9 p.m. in Pasadena near the intersection of the 134 and 210 freeways, where a California Highway Patrol officer noticed the motorcycle traveling as fast as 100 mph. Some witnesses told officers they estimated the motorcycle was going as fast as 130 mph.

The officer turned on his lights and sirens and attempted to pull the motorcycle over. However, the officer said the motorcyclist gunned it down the westbound 134, eventually losing control around the Glendale area and slamming into the back of a white van.

The rider, a male, and his passenger, a female, were both thrown from the bike and died at the scene. Their identities were not released.

"The scene appears to be a couple hundred feet. Because the motorcycle was traveling at 100 mph, the collision was pretty great. The motorcycle ended up in a few pieces," said a CHP officer on scene.

The van involved in the crash was badly damaged as well. The condition of the driver was not immediately known.

It took 7.5 hours for investigators to clean up the scene and map out the site of the incident. During this time, multiple lanes of the 134 were closed. All roads were back open at about 4:30 a.m.


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