GARLAND (CBSDFW.COM) – A motorcycle driver died Tuesday night while trying to flee from police. The incident happened at about 8:40 p.m. as a Garland Police Department officer attempted to stop a 2002 Honda motorcycle that was traveling over 100 mph northbound on Interstate-635, according to department spokesman Joe Harn. The driver exited onto Northwest Highway, and the officer then tried to make the traffic stop.
But the motorcycle driver took off at a high rate of speed, eastbound along Northwest Highway. The driver lost control of his bike at the intersection of Northwest Highway and Centerville Road, explained Harn. The motorcycle struck a white Cadillac and the driver — later identified as 22-year-old Edgar Esparza of Dallas — was ejected.READ MORE: US Launches Mass Expulsion Of Haitian Migrants Who Crossed Into Texas Illegally
Esparza was transported by air ambulance to Parkland Hospital, but ultimately pronounced dead. Police are not sure why he fled from the officer.READ MORE: Chargers Finally Get Fans At SoFi, But Many Cheer For Dallas
The crashed motorcycle also struck a 20-year-old female who was waiting at a nearby DART bus stop. She suffered minor injuries, but refused to be transported to the hospital.MORE NEWS: Power Lines Electrocute 1 Of 2 Pilots Ejected From Military Training Jet That Crashed
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