Motorcyclist fleeing police severed at waist in crash

BAY CITY (KRON/AP) — A motorcyclist has been severed at the waist during a crash while fleeing police in Bay City, east of Saginaw.

The Bay City Times reports Monday that 47-year-old Christopher Henry struck a curb then a utility pole cable before hitting a tree Sunday night.

State police 1st Lt. David Simon tells the newspaper that resulted in Henry being “cut in half at the waist.”

Henry was not wearing a helmet, according to the report.

“I’ve seen some nasty crashes, but it’s been a while since I’ve seen one that bad. He hit that pretty hard,” said Simon.

Simon says Henry’s Harley-Davidson “continued down the road almost two blocks, another 400 feet, and came to rest.”

Troopers started the brief chase after seeing the motorcycle speeding and swerving. Simon says the driver accelerated when troopers turned on patrol car lights and sirens.

An autopsy is scheduled and the crash remains under investigation.

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