BIKER DAD: Man crashes Harley, dies running from deputy

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DESTIN, Fla. (WKRG)— The Florida Highway Patrol is working to identify a man who died running away from a deputy on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. They also want to know why he took off.

It happened just after 8 o’clock Sunday night in Commons Road West near Triumph Road. The FHP days the black 1995 Harley Davidson Sportster didn’t make a curve and the bike went into the median and hit a tree. The rider died on the scene.
the only information FHP could provide about the rider was that he was a white male. They don’t have an estimate on his age either.
Anyone having information on the crash or the identity of the rider is asked to contact Corporal J. Leitch at (850)484-5000 or by dialing *FHP on their cell phone.


Please see the attached press release regarding a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred near Destin.  FHP investigators are still working to identify the deceased. We encourage anyone having information pertaining to this crash or the identity of the deceased to contact Corporal J. Leitch at (850)484-5000 or by dialing *FHP on their cellular phone.

A black Harley-Davidson motorcycle fled from an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Department patrol unit while traveling west on Commons Drive West. On a right hand curve just east of Triumph Road, the motorcycle traveled onto the median striking a tree. The driver was ejected and pronounced deceased on the scene. It is not yet know why the driver fled. The driver has not yet been identified.


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