Patrol: Motorcyclist Flees From Traffic Stop & Crashes; Passenger Killed

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — A 32-year-old woman is dead after the driver of a motorcycle she was a passenger on fled a traffic stop and crashed Tuesday evening.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the incident occurred on Highway 89 in Liberty Township in Beltrami County shortly after 6 p.m.

The patrol says a trooper attempted to stop a Suzuki motorcycle, but the driver, a 34-year-old Maplewood man, fled. The bike then crashed near mile post 7.

A Howard Lake woman, a passenger on the motorcycle, was killed in the crash. The State Patrol identifies the woman as 32-year-old Nicole Annette Hahn.

More details are expected to be released at a later time.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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