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Cyclist Killed Trying to Outrun Police

A motorcyclist fleeing police at speeds reaching 87 miles an hour was killed early Sunday when he lost control of the stolen vehicle he was riding and crashed into a curb, police said.

The victim was not immediately identified.

Placentia police said the man failed to yield the right-of-way to a police car on Van Buren Street near the intersection of Buena Vista Avenue, sparking a chase by two patrol units that wound through several miles of residential and commercial streets.

The chase ended when the rider, after running several red lights, collided with a curb on Fullerton Creek Road and was thrown from the bike, police said. He died at the scene.

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