California man dies in motorcycle crash during police chase in Powell County

STANTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — State Police say a man died after wrecking his motorcycle on KY-11 near Stanton, during a police pursuit.

Police say they were on the Mountain Parkway, pursuing 32-year old Byron Benson, of North Highlands, California, who was riding a motorcycle.

According to police, Benson wrecked his motorcycle on KY-11, less than a half-mile east of Stanton.

They say he ran off the road, hit a fence, and was thrown from his motorcycle.

He was pronounced dead on scene.

The investigation by State Police is ongoing.

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