Motorcyclist Killed In Sideshow Over The Weekend

By Aaron Pero

Mon Aug 18th, 2014 4:43pm America/Los_Angeles

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CASTRO VALLEY (KRON and wire services) – A motorcyclist who died in a crash in Castro Valley while being pursued by officers may have been involved in an illegal sideshow Sunday night.

California Highway Patrol officers initially tried to stop the man, whose name has not yet been released, after he was seen taking part in an illegal sideshow in Oakland and later started speeding around 8:15 p.m. Sunday, according to CHP Officer Sean Wilkenfeld.

The CHP says officers pursued him to Castro Valley, where he collided with an SUV moments after exiting Interstate 580.

CHP spokesman Officer Sean Wilkenfeld says investigators on Monday will be looking into reports that the motorcyclist was involved in a sideshow in Oakland earlier Sunday.

Wilkenfeld says about 100 vehicles performed stunts on I-580 before police intervened.

The vehicles reconvened at the Port of Oakland, but then sped off onto nearby freeways as police stepped in.

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Information from the Associated Press and Bay City News was used in this report.

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