- Associated Press - Sunday, August 27, 2017

NEW HAVEN, Vt. (AP) - Vermont State Police say a crash that killed a 29-year-old motorcyclist was caused when he tried to speed away from a trooper and collided with another motorcyclist.

Authorities say a trooper tried to stop a group of motorcyclists speeding on Route 7 in New Haven Saturday afternoon, but only one stopped as the rest raced off. They say Christopher Dusablon came upon a second state police cruiser a short distance away and quickly tried to turn left. He collided with another motorcyclist, 25-year-old Joshua Morris, before they struck a pickup truck.

Morris, of Bakersfield, was thrown from his motorcycle and suffered a broken left ankle. Dusablon, of Essex Junction, was pinned beneath the truck and later pronounced dead at a hospital. The pickup driver wasn’t injured.

Morris was issued a court citation for driving with a suspended license.

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