A motorcylist died Friday afternoon when his motorcycle crashed following a high-speed chase, according to media reports.
According to KOMO News, the motorcyclist was headed north on 15th Avenue Northeast when he crashed into a car at Northeast 175th Street. The unidentified motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car suffered minor injuries.
King County Sheriff's Sgt. John Urquhart said the motorcycle was stolen, though police didn't know that at the time.
Urquhart said officers broke off the pursuit just before the crash occurred, KING 5 reported.
"We can start a pursuit for just about anything," Urquhart told KING 5. "The question becomes when do we terminate a pursuit, and the general rule of thumb is the pursuit is terminated when it becomes too dangerous to continue, and clearly that's what happened in this case."
The King County Major Accident Response and Reconstruction Team is conducting an investigation into the incident.
An autopsy on the motorcyclist's body is pending by King County Medical Examiner.