Rider Killed After Crashing Into SUV During Wrong Way Pursuit On I-5

A motorcyclist died when he crashed in North Redding while running from police Friday Afternoon. Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies tried to stop the rider near Oasis Road and Interstate Five, but he apparently fled at high speed, traveling south in the northbound lanes of the freeway. Because of the danger, deputies stopped pursuing, but the motorcycle continued onto North Market Street going south on the northbound side. At the intersection with Twin View Boulevard, the motorcycle collided with an SUV that was about to turn right onto Twin View. The rider was ejected and suffered fatal injuries. The driver and passenger in the SUV had minor injuries. No names have been released.