High Speed Motorcycle crash that kills a 20-year-old is caught on dash cam video
6:47 PM, May 17, 2011
11:36 PM, May 17, 2011
FOWLERVILLE, Mich (WXYZ) - A high speed motorcycle crash that ended the life of the 20-year-old rider was caught on police dash cam video.
It happened on westbound I-96 near Fowlerville early Tuesday morning.
The Livingston County Sheriff says the bike was clocked at over 100 miles per hour when the pursuit started. Speeds reportedly topped out at nearly 140 miles per hour just before the Yamaha racing bike hit the back of a Fowlerville Police car. The Sheriff says his deputies were going 129 miles per hour and could not catch the bike.
Twenty-year-old Carl Stamm of East Lansing was thrown more than 50 feet off the bike. He was dead at the scene.
In the dash cam video the bike looked like a speck of light way ahead of police until the deputy's car pulls up to where the chase ended.
The veteran officer in the police car that was hit was not hurt.
An investigation is underway to determine if alcohol was a factor but the Sheriff says they don't believe it was. He says often these riders make it almost a game to try to elude police and this time the ending was tragic.