FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- An investigation is underway after a motorcycle rider was killed following a crash in Central Fresno.
It started at a traffic stop and became a high speed chase through several Fresno streets.
A deputy with the Fresno County Sheriff's Office was on Shields and West around midnight trying to make a traffic stop.
They say the driver of the motorcycle made a traffic violation.
The motorcycle took off and the pursuit started.
It went past several streets with speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.
Fresno Police had a helicopter overhead for several minutes, but had to back off for safety reasons.
Just past West and McKinley, the rider crashed into a fence that separates the area from the railroad tracks.
The rider was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputies say the rider has had several run-ins with the law.
Right now his identity is not being released.
The Fresno Police Department is leading the investigation into the crash.
Motorcyclist killed after high speed chase and crash in Central Fresno
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