- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a 21-year-old motorcyclist has died after crashing into a mailbox and tree while being chased by a police officer in Fort Dodge.

The chase began around 3 a.m. Monday. Police say the officer spotted the speeding motorcyclist and tried to pull him over. But the motorcyclist turned to the north and accelerated. Police say the motorcycle soon left the roadway and crashed.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Police identified him as Avery Jackson, who lived in Webster City.

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