Motorcyclist dies when Medford police attempt to stop him

A motorcyclist died Tuesday night after police attempted to stop him and he crashed into a car, police say.

Police have not yet identified the motorcyclist, who died at the scene of the accident at the intersection of Rossanley Drive and Sage Road in Medford. A Special Traffic Accident Reconstruction team was called to the scene to investigate.

A Medford police officer had attempted to stop the motorcycle at 9:24 p.m. after recognizing that it fit the description of one listed as stolen, said sheriff's office spokeswoman Andrea Carlson.

The driver of the car hit by the motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital.

— Staff reports

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