- Associated Press - Thursday, February 23, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a California Highway Patrol officer died after crashing his motorcycle while chasing a suspect in Sacramento.

Sacramento television station KCRA reports (https://bit.ly/2lb0brJ) Officer Lucas Chellew was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Authorities say the crash happened Wednesday evening near Stockton Boulevard and Fruitridge Road.

No other details were provided.

Chellew was an 8-year veteran of the CHP. He leaves behind a wife and children.

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