Motorcyclist Jose Francisco Martinez, 32, dies while fleeing police at high speed on Ely Boulevard South in Petaluma, California

Modified Date: 
Tue, 04/04/2017 - 8:38am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, April 2, 2017

Motorcyclist crashes, dies in Petaluma during police chase

The crash occurred about 5:15 p.m. Sunday when police received a call that two men on motorcycles were speeding up and down a street near Adobe Creek Drive and Ely Boulevard South, just outside an apartment complex, police said.

Police spotted the two riders at Ely Boulevard South and Frates Road, less than a quarter-mile from the complex. When officers attempted to stop the riders, they fled southbound on Ely Boulevard South at high speed, police said.

Motorcyclist killed in crash involving Petaluma police identified

Martinez and his brother, Josue Reynaldo, were riding bikes on the southeastern outskirts of Petaluma about 5:15 p.m. Sunday, prompting a 911 call from someone who said the bikers were speeding, according to California Highway Patrol officials who are investigating the fatal crash because it occurred during a police pursuit.

People Involved: 
Jose Francisco Martinez

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