A 30-year-old Covington man was killed early Saturday when his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle in the Hilltop.
Darnell Chocklon had been riding his motorcycle without a helmet, Tacoma police reported. Officers spotted him driving in a reckless manner on Sixth Avenue early Saturday. Police tried to stop the motorcyclist but he fled at a high rate of speed.
About 10 minutes later, citizens reported the motorcyclist had been struck by a vehicle at South Ninth Street and South Ainsworth Avenue just before 2:30 a.m., police reported.
The vehicle fled, police reported. Chocklon died at the scene.
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The Tacoma Police Department's accident investigation team was called out to investigate the deadly crash.
It was not immediately clear whether the driver of the vehicle has been located.