Tyron Somaiah, 23, killed while driving his motorcycle 130 mph in Brooklyn Park
|Rest In Paradise Tyron Anthony Somaiah Facebook page|
|Somaiah died while fleeing police.|
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Police gave pursuit, but instead of pulling over, Somaiah, 23, elected to speed up in an apparent effort to outrun them. Moments later, he was dead.
Police say Somaiah was traveling northbound on Brooklyn Boulevard at 130 miles per hour when he ran a red light at Welcome Avenue and T-boned a Toyota Rav4. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries.
According to WCCO, Somaiah was one of at least eight people killed on Minnesota roads this weekend, making it the deadliest of the year thus far. Five of those fatalities occurred in three accidents in a 10 mile area that includes the part of Brooklyn Park where Somaiah died.