Fleeing biker in horrific Fridley crash has died, identified as 18 year old

New Brighton's Zach McGee died in the sickening Tuesday collision.
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Police say the motorcyclist who crashed while traveling at more than 100 mph in Fridley on Tuesday has died from his injuries.

Fridley police have identified the rider as 18-year-old Zachary Mitchel McGee, of New Brighton.

He sparked a police chase on Tuesday morning just before 11:30 a.m., with Fridley PD saying he was driving recklessly and "exhibiting conduct that would suggest he wanted the police to attempt to stop him."

Officers called off the chase a short time later because of the dangerous speeds involved.

The teenager was observed traveling at speeds of more than 100mph, running stop signs and using turn lanes to pass vehicles.

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It came to an end when he hit a car passing through the intersection at University Avenue NE and 49th Street.

It's not clear why McGee, who was not wearing a helmet, was fleeing police.

The driver of the car he hit was not seriously injured in the incident.

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