BELLEVILLE, Ont. – A motorcyclist is dead after police say he fled from an officer who tried to pull him over in eastern Ontario overnight.
Ontario provincial police say an officer tried to stop a motorcyclist on Highway 401 near Belleville just after midnight but the biker took off into the opposite lane.
The bike crashed into oncoming traffic, killing the motorcyclist, shortly after the officer stopped the pursuit.
The Special Investigations Unit is looking into the incident.
It says the male motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the other vehicle was not seriously injured.