An Augusta man had been fleeing from deputies just minutes before he lost control of his motorcycle and died Monday afternoon, police said.
The biker was identified as 30-year-old Jason Steven Ycaza.
Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew said a deputy tried to stop two motorcycles without license plates shortly before 5 p.m. Monday but that both fled at high speed.
The deputy gave up the pursuit on Windsor Spring Road after both motorcyclists got out of reach, but he continued to patrol the area in search of them.
Chew said the deputy discovered one wrecked motorcycle at the Rosier Road intersection.
The Georgia State Patrol handled the crash investigation.
A state patrol spokesman said Ycaza was traveling at high speed and didn’t stop for a red light at Windsor Spring and Rosier roads about 5 p.m. The motorcycle entered the intersection and collided with a vehicle making a left turn.
Ycaza was thrown from the motorcycle and died as a result of his injuries.
Police never located the other motorcyclist.