Elmore City man dies following crash during police chase

Man dies following crash during police chase

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ok (RNN Texoma) - A man is dead after fleeing from an officer and crashing in Jefferson County.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a law enforcement officer tried to pull over a motorcycle driven by 56-year-old Thell Terry of Elmore City Tuesday afternoon.

Terry tried to evade the officer until he misjudged a curve on County Road 3010. The Harley-Davidson he was riding left the roadway where it hit a bridge rail and trees. Terry came to rest between trees while his motorcycle finally came to rest at the bottom of a creek.

Terry was pronounced dead at the scene.

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