Man dies after crashing stolen motorcycle in Commerce City

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — A man died after he allegedly stole a motorcycle and later hit another vehicle on Sunday, the Commerce City Police Department said.

Police said they located a reported stolen motorcycle at 72nd Avenue and Monaco Street just before 9 a.m.

When police attempted to stop the motorcyclist, he fled at a high rate of speed and officers did not follow him.

The motorcyclist later crashed with a vehicle at 72nd Avenue and Ivy Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The motorcyclist has not been identified.

It’s the eighth fatal traffic accident in Commerce City this year.