High-Speed Chase Ends in Deadly Motorcycle Crash on Blue Lake Boulevard
BLUE LAKE, CA (May 1, 2019) – A man was killed following a motorcycle pursuit Wednesday afternoon on Blue Lake Boulevard.
The California Highway Patrol identified the man as 26-year-old Dylan Lafranchi of Blue Lake.
Around 1:52 PM, a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy heading eastbound on Highway 299 observed a male rider traveling at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. The deputy attempted a traffic stop on the rider at the Blue Lake exit of Highway 299.
The rider failed to yield and the deputy initiated a pursuit. Due to the rider’s high speeds and the danger to the public, the deputy terminated the pursuit at the intersection of Blue Lake Boulevard and Greenwood Road.
After the pursuit, the rider continued eastbound on Blue Lake Boulevard and was involved in an accident.
As a result, Lafranchi suffered major injuries and was taken by ambulance to Mad River Community Hospital, where he later died.
While excessive speed is considered a factor, it is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs may have been additional factors in this crash.
Authorities are still investigating the incident and urging witnesses to contact the Humboldt Area CHP Office at 707-822-5981.
We hope the family and friends of Dylan Lafranchi are surrounded by steadfast and comforting support as they grieve for the loss of their loved one.
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