Update: Corning Man Killed After Crashing During Wrong Way Pursuit On I-5

A motorcyclist who died when he crashed in North Redding while running from police Friday afternoon has been identified by the coroners office as 34-year-old David Gene Burkhart of Corning. Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies tried to stop Burkhart near Oasis Road and Interstate Five, but he fled at high speed, traveling south in the northbound lanes of the freeway. Deputies stopped chasing, but the motorcycle continued onto North Market Street going the wrong until he reached Twin View Boulevard and collided with an SUV that was about to make a right turn. Burkhart was ejected from the bike and died.