Greenwood motorcyclist dead after police chase

By Ruth Bryna 3:09pm, June 8, 2014 - Updated 2:32pm, June 9, 2014
A motorcyclist is dead after a chase with Bridgeville police.

State police say an officer tried to stop Melvin DeShields of Greenwood from speeding on Sussex Highway at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, but they say DeShields sped away from police, refusing to pull over.

Police say DeShields lost control of his bike on a curve on Redden Road, and he was thrown from the motorcycle. Police say he wasn't wearing a helmet.

DeShields was later pronounced dead at Christiana Hospital.

An investigation into the crash continues.



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