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Fatal motorcycle crash came after chase by state trooper in Cleveland

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A small memorial has started near where the crash happened. (Source: WOIO) A small memorial has started near where the crash happened. (Source: WOIO)
CLEVELAND, OH -

We've learned a deadly motorcycle crash last weekend happened as the biker was running from an Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper in a chase.

This marks the second time in weeks we've seen a chase by a trooper in Cleveland end in a crash, and it comes as Cleveland Police have put tighter restrictions on when their officers can chase.

The latest case involving the OSP in Cleveland happened near West 131 Street and Lorain Avenue. A trooper passed a biker who was speeding and driving erratically.

A report says the suspect was being stopped for a traffic violation, and that the suspect fled and a brief pursuit was initiated. The chase ended moments later when the suspect lost control and crashed. 

The chase only lasted about a half mile and the trooper had his lights and sirens on.

In the other recent OSP chase in Cleveland, the patrol says two teens crashed in a stolen SUV.

You won't see Cleveland Police involved in many of these kinds of cases anymore. New rules for city officers took effect in March because a 2012 chase turned massive and deadly.

The biker who died has been identified as Richard McCune of Westlake. Not clear yet if drugs or alcohol played a role in that case.

The OSP chase policy tells troopers to consider the crime, the danger, the conditions and more-not easy calls.

But now there are two trooper chases and crashes in Cleveland as city officers are doing more backing off. 

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