Motorcyclist dies fleeing from Osawatomie police

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Officers with the Osawatomie Police Department attempted to stop a black motorcycle within city limits shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Friday for several traffic violations.

Gilford L. Sherley, 54, of rural Paola, fled from police at a high rate of speed.

According to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the incident, Sherley went off the road and crashed his motorcycle into a tree, was ejected and killed in the area of 335th Street and Old Kansas City Road.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office also is assisting with the investigation.

Editor's note: A previous of this story incorrectly stated that the Jackson County Sheriff's Office was assisting with the investigation.

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