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Motorcyclist killed after police chase in Yonkers
YONKERS (WABC) -- A motorcyclist was killed and two others are under arrest after a police chase Saturday night in Yonkers.
Police were notified that a group of bikers had fled the scene of a traffic stop on the Tappan Zee Bridge after a New York state trooper was assaulted.
Officers chased the three motorcyclists into Yonkers, where one of the men crashed into a Yonkers police car.
He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Four police officers were injured in the accident, and have been placed off-duty.
The other two men lost control of their motorcycles, fell to the ground and were arrested.
One of them, 51-year old Dennis Norwood of Brooklyn, became involved in a physical struggle with police and was eventually handcuffed.
Four officers were injured during the scuffle.
Norwood is charged with Assault 2nd degree, Resisting Arrest, Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer, Reckless Driving, and was issued numerous Vehicle and Traffic violations.
Also under arrest is 49-year old Kenneth Hammond of Elizabeth New Jersey, who is charged with Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer and was issued numerous Vehicle and Traffic violations.
The identity of the motorcyclist who was killed has not yet been released.
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