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Cranberry motorcyclist dies during chase

| Tuesday, July 10, 2007

A Cranberry man died this early this morning after crashing his motorcycle being chased by police.

Eric Yeagley, 19 of Rochester Road, was headed west on Freedom Road near Commonwealth Drive in Cranberry when he started to improperly pass cars, police said.

A police officer traveling in the other direction saw Yeagley and put on his lights and sirens to chase the motorcyclist.

Yeagley turned north onto Powell Road, drove his motorcycle into a yard and hit a van parked in a driveway in the 2000 block of Powell, police said.

He was taken to UPMC Passavant Hospital, where he died.

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