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Motorcyclist dies in crash while fleeing police

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   DES MOINES, Iowa -- Des Moines authorities are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that they say occurred as the motorcyclist was fleeing police.
   A patrol officer attempted to stop the motorcyclist for a traffic violation around 9:45 p.m. Saturday near 14th and High streets. The motorcyclist rode into a convenience store parking lot, indicating that he was stopping, but then accelerated rapidly out of the parking lot.
   A police report says the officer didn't pursue the motorcyclist and quickly lost sight of him due to the high speed.
   While checking the area for the motorcyclist, police say they found the motorcycle had crashed nearby. Police say the motorcyclist was already dead.
   Police are not releasing the motorcyclist's name pending notification of his family.

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