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High-speed motorcycle chase ends in a wreck. Deputies searching for man who fled from scene

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Deputies are hunting for a man who ran away from a motorcycle wreck in rural Benton County.

A Benton County sheriff’s deputy spotted the bike going 90 mph on Highway 397 around 1 a.m. Wednesday. When the corporal tried to stop the driver, he kept speeding and turned onto rural roads, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

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Benton County deputies are searching for the person who left behind this wrecked motorcycle. Benton County Sheriff's Office

The driver crashed on one of those roads before deputies caught up. He then fled on foot.

Deputies tried to use a dog to track him, but were unsuccessful.

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Investigators are hoping the public can help find the man. Anyone with information about the wreck can call the sheriff’s office at 509-735-6555 or non-emergency dispatch at 509-628-0333.

Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police officers and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.
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