MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say a motorcyclist died Saturday evening in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, after being struck by a vehicle involved in a pursuit.
Deputies responded to reports of a vehicle taken without permission and the violation of a no-contact order in Star Prairie Township just after 4 p.m. Authorities attempted to stop the vehicle just north of New Richmond, but a pursuit ensued.READ MORE: St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell Won’t Seek 2nd Term In June: 'This Isn’t Goodbye'
As the pursuit entered the village of Deer Park, the vehicle struck a motorcyclist as several others were turning left onto Main Street near North Street West. The driver fled the scene on foot, but deputies later apprehended him.READ MORE: 'Our Hearts Are Broken': Twin Cities Pastor Killed By Driver In Rosemount
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say this is the fifth traffic death recorded by the St. Croix County in 2019.MORE NEWS: Woman Killed, Man Severely Injured In Home Explosion Near Tower
The crash is under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.