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Edgar Esparza Dies in Motorcycle Chase Accident

A motorcycle driver died Tuesday night while trying to flee from police.

According to department spokesman Joe Harn, a 2002 Honda motorcycle was traveling over 100 mph northbound on Interstate-635 at about 8:40 p.m. A Garland Police Department officer attempted to stop the driver but he exited onto Northwest Highway. The officer then tried to make the traffic stop but the motorcycle driver took off at a high rate of speed, eastbound along Northwest Highway.

The driver, 22-year-old Edgar Esparza of Dallas, lost control of his bike when he reached the intersection of Northwest Highway and Centerville Road. The motorcycle struck a white Cadillac and Esparza was ejected.

The crashed motorcycle also hit a 20-year-old female who was waiting at a nearby DART bus stop. She suffered minor injuries, but refused to be transported to the hospital.

Esperanza died eventually while being transported by air ambulance to Parkland Hospital.

The reason why he fled from the officer is unknown.

Original story: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/07/04/motorcyclist-dies-during-garland-police-chase/