Tyron Somaiah, 23, killed while driving his motorcycle 130 mph in Brooklyn Park

Somaiah died while fleeing police.
Somaiah died while fleeing police.

About 6 p.m. yesterday, Crystal resident Tyron Somaiah was clocked ripping through Brooklyn Park on his 2005 Yamaha Road Street at a speed of roughly 100 miles per hour.

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Police gave pursuit, but instead of pulling over, Somaiah, 23, elected to speed up in an apparent effort to outrun them. Moments later, he was dead.

Police say Somaiah was traveling northbound on Brooklyn Boulevard at 130 miles per hour when he ran a red light at Welcome Avenue and T-boned a Toyota Rav4. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries.

According to WCCO, Somaiah was one of at least eight people killed on Minnesota roads this weekend, making it the deadliest of the year thus far. Five of those fatalities occurred in three accidents in a 10 mile area that includes the part of Brooklyn Park where Somaiah died.

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