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.

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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.

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The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say this is the fifth traffic death recorded by the St. Croix County in 2019.

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The crash is under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.